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Restoring American gardens : an encyclopedia of heirloom ornamental plants, 1640-1940

Author: Denise W Adams
Publisher: Portland : Timber Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Adams's book is a work of primary research, culled from old books and journals, photo albums - even postcards. For each of the more than 1000 plants described, from trees to heirloom roses, she includes their earliest known literature citation as well as quotes from period garden writers that reveal changing opinions and fashions."
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Denise W Adams
ISBN: 0881926191 9780881926194
OCLC Number: 52509657
Description: 419 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 29 cm.
Contents: Reading the historic landscape --
Gardens and architecture : design styles for historic American building types --
Gardens and geography : ornamental garden traditions from Maine to Oregon --
How to use the encyclopedia of heirloom ornamental plants --
Heirloom trees --
Heirloom ornamental shrubs --
Heirloom vines and climbing shrubs --
Heirloom hardy herbaceous plants --
Heirloom annuals and tropical plants --
Heirloom bulbs and tuberous plants --
Heirloom roses.
Responsibility: Denise Wiles Adams.
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From the colonial era to the pre-World War II period, this remarkable book of history and horticulture documents the changing plant palette of American gardens. 201 color photos. Line drawings &  Read more...

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""Restoring American Gardens" is a useful addition to a growing body of historic landscape resources and is particularly important for its methodical focus on heirloom plants and their appropriate Read more...

 
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