Sant Jordi's Legend

SANT JORDI'S LEGEND
The Legend says that there was a dragon that frightened Montblanc town, located in south Catalonia. To avoid his ferocious attacks, every day a person was elected and offered by a popular raffle to the monster until one day the princess suffered the bad luck and was given to the beast. When she was about to be devoured, Sant Jordi appeared, a brave knight who fought with the dragon and won, he stabbed its heart with his sword and rescued the beautiful princess.

Then, the blood that flowed from the dragon´s Heart turned to a rosebush.

– From this rosebush the knight cut a rose and offered it to the princess. –

Floral design by Donna Stain

FLORAL DESIGN BY DONNA STAIN
The Australian Donna Stain is one of the best known floral designers.  She has been working in Barcelona's Hotel Arts for eight years where she renews the flower decor every Thursday.  She currently gives four workshops a year where the theme is seasonal flowers. She has also published a book entitled "Floral Design" edited by Loft Publications, where she has compiled all the best flower arrangements from Hotel Arts. + info

BOOK: FIFTY PLANTS

BOOK: FIFTY PLANTS
Fifty Plants that Changed the Course of History is a beautifully presented guide to the plants that have had the greatest impact on human civilization. Entries feature a description of the plant, its botanical name, its native range and its primary functions. Concise text is highlighted by elegant botanical drawings, paintings and photographs as well as insightful quotes.
Author Bill Laws. Publisher Allen & Unnwin.