Award-winning author and plantsman Allan Armitage tells the stories behind the common names of some of our favorite and lesser-known plants. From Hooker's Lips to Hairy Balls, Voodoo lilies and Gas Plant, this books of laugh-out-loud yarns is required reading for every plant enthusiast.Kerry Ann Mendez, designer, lecturer, and author of The Right Size Flower Garden, says, about the book, 'The minute I read the title of Allan’s new book, I was hooked. What gardener wouldn’t love well-told, fanciful stories that unveil the mystery behind some of the wackiest common names for plants? Allan’s delightful sense of humor, mixed with painstaking historical research and his own brilliant knowledge as a renowned plantsman, provides the foundation for a delightful book that engages readers of all ages and gardening backgrounds. A must-read!'