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    Washington's Gardens at Mount Vernon Landscape of the Inner Man

    ISBN-10: 0395929709
    ISBN-13: 9780395929704
    Author(s): Mac Griswold
    Description: For gardeners and readers of early American history, here is the first book to document the unknown George Washington --- landscaper, farmer, and gardener of Mount Vernon. Remarkably, the George Washington who spent forty-five years designing and  More...
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    Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
    Binding: Hardcover
    Pages: 192
    Size: 10.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
    Weight: 2.464
    Language: English

    For gardeners and readers of early American history, here is the first book to document the unknown George Washington --- landscaper, farmer, and gardener of Mount Vernon. Remarkably, the George Washington who spent forty-five years designing and planting the gardens at Mount Vernon is virtually unknown today, hidden behind the icon of the first president's frozen dignity. In her new book, Mac Griswold reveals to us a man who gathered seed, transplanted and pruned trees, and designed a kitchen garden, a pleasure garden, and even a botanical garden, where he did all the experimental work himself. Washington left for historians and restorationists a wealth of memos, directives, diaries, plans, and plant lists that documented every step of his creation (and now the recreation) of his gardens. Out of this wealth of archival material, Griswold paints a remarkably vivid picture of eighteenth-century gardening.

    Mac Griswold, the author of Washington's Gardens at Mount Vernon , is a cultural landscape historiannbsp;whose numerous awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship in architecture and design.nbsp; She has been contributing editor for House and Gardennbsp; andnbsp;has written fornbsp;the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Travel & Leisure .nbsp;

    A Plantation Portrait
    Making a Landscape: The Design
    Making a Landscape: Plants for Vistas and Screens
    The Upper Garden
    The Lower Garden
    The Botanical Garden and the Vineyard Enclosure
    A Storehouse and Granary for the World
    Plant Lists
    A Timeline for Mount Vernon's Gardens and Landscape
    Notes
    Bibliography of Works Consulted
    Index

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