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The fruits and fruit trees of Monticello

Autor: Peter J Hatch
Verlag: Charlottesville : University Press of Virginia, 1998.
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"Not since Jefferson himself has anyone combined such love and knowledge of all that blooms and grows and bears fruit at Monticello as does Peter Hatch.... History, pomology, the mind of Thomas Jefferson, the best of many worlds in scholarship and nature, are all to be found here, as well as a number of surprises.... The book is at once thorough, authoritative, and a pleasure to read. For it's not only that the  Weiterlesen…
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Name: Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson
Dokumenttyp Buch
Alle Autoren: Peter J Hatch
ISBN: 0813917468 9780813917467
OCLC-Nummer: 36499097
Beschreibung: xvi, 222 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Inhalt: Introduction --
Part I: The Farm Orchard and the Fruit Garden --
Fruit-Tree Culture at Monticello --
The South Orchard --
Part II: Apples: "Our Democratic Fruit" --
The Luxury of the Peach --
Cherries: For Use or Delight --
Pears: Leisure-Class Fruit --
Plums of the Old World and New --
Apricots: Precious but Precarious --
Nectarines: The "Artificial Plant" --
Almonds: A Futile Experiment --
Quinces: Humble and Forgotten --
Part III: Grapes: The Species of Utopia --
Figs: "Vulgar" Fruit or "Wholesome Delicacy" --
Strawberries: Arcadian Dainties --
Currants, Gooseberries, and Raspberries --
Appendix: Fruit Varieties Grown by Thomas Jefferson at Monticello --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Verfasserangabe: Peter J. Hatch.

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Cultivating over 170 varieties of temperate fruits, Thomas Jefferson was an ambitious and devoted gardener whose surviving horticultural plans are among the most detailed of the period. This text  Weiterlesen…

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