Amy Stewart has written a fascinating book called Wicked Plants.
Yellow celandine poppies are a good addition to a garden for their attractive cup-shaped flowers and grey-green foliage.
While bulbs provide a lot of flower power in Spring, it is best to accompany them with herbaceous perennials that will outlast bulb foliage.
Helen of Troy calmed witnesses of the horrors of the Trojan War with a drink made of wine and opium. Learn more about poppies on this Focus on Flowers.
According to legend, after creation, God gave a name to each plant. When he thought he was finished he heard a little voice say, "What about me?"