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  • Flowers and Herbs of Early America

    Flowers and Herbs of Early America

    Hounds-tongue. Ragged robin. Costmary. Pennyroyal. All-heal. These plants, whose very names conjure up a bygone world, were among the great variety of flowers and herbs grown in America's colonial and early Federal gardens. In this sumptuously illustrated book, a leading historic plant expert brings this botanical heritage back to life.

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    By Lawrence D. Griffith

    Hounds-tongue. Ragged robin. Costmary. Pennyroyal. All-heal. These plants, whose very names conjure up a bygone world, were among the great variety of flowers and herbs grown in America's colonial and early Federal gardens. In this sumptuously illustrated book, a leading historic plant expert brings this botanical heritage back to life.

    Drawing on years of archival research and field trials in Colonial Williamsburg's gardens, Lawrence Griffith documents fifty-six species of flowers and herbs and provides details on how they were cultivated and used. For each plant, an elegant period hand-colored engraving, watercolor, or woodcut is presented along with glorious new photographs by Barbara Temple Lombardi.

    This book is a dazzling treat for armchair gardeners. It is also an invaluable companion for twenty-first-century gardeners who will appreciate the advice of a master gardener on how to plan, choose appropriate species for, and maintain a beautiful, historic flower and herb garden.

    Hardcover with jacket, 304 pages
    9-1/4 x 10-1/2
    265 color
    ISBN-13: 978-0-87935-238-7
    ISBN-10: 0-87935-238-8
    $45.00





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