Mark from Charlevoix asked about the word anthology. Originally, it was a collection of short but exquisite poems. The conceit was that they were a collection of flowers [ ????? /anthos, flower, + - ????? /logia, collection]. Later, the word was extended to include other genres. The same Greek combining form was used to create a number of words. anthocephalus: having a flower-like head.
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By Mary Novik Recently, when I was reading from my novel Conceit, an experienced gardener asked whether the flower clock, used by Ann More to tell time, would actually work. In Conceit, it’s summer 1599, Ann is living in York House ... Read Post
Whether you're still beating the winter blues or ready to welcome spring with open arms, any season of the year is a perfect time to add some blooming color into a corner of your home. We've picked five pretty flowering plants that ... Read Post