Flowers from the East

“It is hard to imagine springtime in northern Europe, or much of the us, without the crocuses, tulips, narcissi, hyacinths and numerous other flowers that arrived from the Muslim world. It is almost as hard to imagine European cuisine without the fruits and vegetables of the Americas: potatoes, corn, peppers, tomatoes and squashes—to say nothing of chocolate, pineapples and vanilla”.

Very interesting article on oriental gardening and landscape.

Flowers from the East