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

Author: Denise W Adams
Publisher: Portland : Timber Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Restore a garden authentically with this beautiful and well-researched book that documents the changing plant palette of American gardens from the colonial era to the pre-World War II period.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Denise W Adams
ISBN: 1604690801 9781604690804
OCLC Number: 777950835
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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""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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