Restoring American Gardens An Encyclopedia of Heirloom Ornamental Plants, 1640-1940

ISBN-10: 0881926191

ISBN-13: 9780881926194

Edition: 2004

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Today's gardeners have more plants and design ideas to choose from than ever before. But is there something missing in their gardens if they ignore their ties to the past? Denise Wiles Adams has written a remarkable book of history and horticulture that documents the changing plant palette of American gardens. From the colonial era to the pre-World War II period, no region of the country is neglected and no major plant group unrepresented. From a database of more than 25,000 plants and hundreds of antique nursery catalogs, she has distilled a unique survey of American ornamental gardens. Nobody concerned with historic homes and properties can afford to be without it. An important resource that will be consulted for generations, Restoring American Gardens is a vital link between gardeners and their predecessors throughout history.
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List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/15/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 420
Size: 8.88" wide x 11.28" long x 1.22" tall
Weight: 3.740
Language: English

Historic American Garden Design
Reading the Historic Landscape
Gardens and Architecture: Design Styles for Historic American Building Types
Gardens and Geography: Ornamental Garden Traditions from Maine to Oregon
Encyclopedia of Heirloom Ornamental Plants
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
All-American Ornamental Plants and Regional Plant Lists
Historic Commercial Plant Sources
Contemporary Sources for Heirloom Plants
Invasive Heirloom Ornamental Plants
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