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Passionate plants This compact hardcover is beautifully printed and illustrated, making it perfect for the bedside table in anyone s boudoir. The cover shows a reproduction of Sir Lawrence Alma Tadema s mildly erotic 19th century painting Roses of Heliogabalus, which is cleverly and discretely obscured by a partial dust jacket that appears to be a wrinkled paper bag. This tongue in cheek approach is reflective of Day s style of writing; conversational, naturally inquisitive and as surprised as we are when she turns up with tidbits like this: "A perfume maker like Chanel, for instance, needs a staggering 200 pounds of (ylang ylang) oil to produce barely one pound of perfume essence for its trademark No. 5; or, describing the titan arum s foulsmelling flower or spathe: "Wafting outward in waves, (the smells) may seem repugnant to us, but have an effect like Chanel No. Moncler T-Shirt With Stripes On Shoulder Black 5 on the kind of flies and beetles that love feasting on dead animals." She examines different types of plants according to the quality of love that they reflect: the lily for innocence, the rose for romance, the fig for desire, the tulip for passion and others. What? The tulip for passion? This must be a mistake. But continue reading and you learn that Day isn t referring to the well behaved rigid specimens that are the Darwins and the Fosterianas. Instead, she is speaking of some of the earliest and diminutive species, Tulipa acuminata and T. sylvestris and, more important, their offspring. Did you know that the earliest plant catalogue in the 16th century, which was produced for the ruling sultans of the Ottoman Empire, listed 1,588 tulip varieties that had provocative names like Lover s Dream and Ruby of Paradise. This is good news since a bouquet of tulips is a lot cheaper than roses. Just be sure to choose the type with the pointy petals they are descendants of those earliest, sexy species. Day s investigation of plants associated with love runs from the obvious to the obscure and even to the pornographic. How else can you describe the coco de mer fruit? Day writes that it is the most "erotically charged plant on the planet" but what she is talking about isn t the palm tree (Lodoicea maldivica) that produces this fruit, but the seed or fruit itself. It s hard to get your hands on not simply because it s only found growing on two islands in the Seychelles, but also because it s the largest Moncler Jackets Sale Online seed on the planet, weighing in at an incredible 22 kilograms. I ll leave it to Day herself to be more graphic. Other plants she describes that mimic human reproductive organs include the infamous mandrake root (Mandragora officinarum), the amaryllis and orchid, the fig and the aforementioned titan arum (botanically called Amorphophallus titanium you get the Moncler Puffer Women picture). Most of these are either difficult to secure for Valentine s Day or just a bad idea. Poor amaryllis is considered just a Christmas plant, so its time has passed. And orchids are almost ubiquitous now. Figs, however provocative their innards might be, are for eating rather than putting in a vase but hold that thought they are a great complement to chocolate, especially if they re drizzled in balsamic syrup. So, if you re on a budget, or want to try something more provocative for Valentine s Day, buy your loved one a bunch of tulips and Sonia Day s book. It s an entertaining and informative read any time of year. more 2 hours agoHead of conservative think tank attacks Tories at Liberal conventionDen Tandt: Trudeau takes the fight to Harper s baseEmail trail documents Tory job overtures to retired general LeslieWomen Laughing at Sliced Oranges: Star of Trudeau keynote speech doesn t actually, uh, existTrudeau looks to update the Just Society for the 21st centuryCoyne: Liberal plan to reinvent party appears to be in disarrayOusted senators spotted at Liberal convention

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