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Visions of loveliness : great flower breeders of the past

Author: Judith M Taylor
Publisher: Athens : Swallow Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Gardeners of today take for granted the many varieties of geraniums, narcissi, marigolds, roses, and other beloved flowers for their gardens. Few give any thought at all to how this incredible  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Judith M Taylor
ISBN: 9780804011563 0804011567 0804011575 9780804011570
OCLC Number: 897444660
Awards: Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries (CBHL) Annual Literature Award - Nominee, 2016
Description: pages cm
Contents: PrefaceIntroductionPart 1. History of Plant Breeding in Europe and AmericaChapter 1. The Compression of History The Development of Scientific BotanyNew Movement in HorticultureThe Mutability of SpeciesProsperity Resulting from Plant HybridizationAdvances in Biological ThoughtCombining Theory with EmpiricismAncient Chinese AdvancesChapter 2. The Onrush of New plants Distribution of the Imported PlantsExotic Plants Now CommonplacePart 2. Important Flower BreedersChapter 3. Flower Breeders in Europe Ernst BenaryBlackmore and Langdon, or a Brief Treatise on the DelphiniumsKarl FoersterCarter's Tested Seeds: A Meditation upon the Sweet PeaHaage & SchmidtThomas LaxtonVictor LemoineGeorge RussellSutton's SeedsLouis Van HoutteVilmorin-AndrieuxChapter 4. Flower Breeders in the United States George BallLuther BurbankW. Atlee BurpeeEllwanger and BarryClaude HopeFrank ReineltPart 3. Plants by GenusChapter 5. Shrubs Azalea and RhododendronCamelliaHydrangeaLilacMagnoliaRoseChapter 6. Herbaceous plants BegoniaDahliaHemerocallis (the Daylily) LilyMarigoldNarcissusOrchidPelargoniumPeonySweet PeaAcknowledgmentsAppendix: Benary HybridsNotesRecommended ReadingsIndex
Responsibility: Judith M. Taylor.

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"Taylor, a 'snapper-up of unconsidered trifles,' discusses plantsmen and women as if they were fascinating neighbors (her vignettes of the Hemus sisters and their sweet pea cultivars are delicious), Read more...

 
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