About the Book
“I stand alone in wet socks.” So begins a story in flowers that starts in the gardens and travels through history and imagination, touching the heart of anyone who has ever stopped to smell a flower. This book brings together Kevin's flower paintings and writing in a brand new story about how one man’s first childhood memory of the garden connects to cultures, poetry, art, ritual and healing around the world and across history. In its pages you’ll find over twenty full color flowers, including the first Crabapples to appear in the spring rain, a Wisteria that stops time, and pristine unhybridized species Dahlias from Mexico. Kevin Woodson is a watercolor artist who paints flowers, weaves them into stories, exhibits, and speaks about them worldwide.