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Flowers and Herbs of Early America

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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 Americas 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 Williamsburgs gardens in Williamsburg, Virginia, 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 and for those who have visited and admired the famous gardens of Colonial Williamsburg. It is also an invaluable companion for twenty-first-century gardeners who will appreciate the specific advice of a master gardener on how to plan, choose appropriate species for, and maintain a beautiful, historic flower and herb garden.

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is a not-for-profit educational institution that operates the worlds largest living history museum.

Published in association with the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Synopsis:

In this sumptuously illustrated book, a leading historic plant expert brings the botanical heritage of colonial and early Federal gardens back to life. For each plant, an elegant period hand-colored engraving, watercolor, or woodcut is presented along with glorious new photographs.

About the Author

Lawrence Griffith is curator of plants for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and former garden columnist for the Daily Press, Newport News, VA. He lives on the Middle Peninsula of Virginia. Barbara Temple Lombardi is a photographer for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. She lives in Williamsburg, VA.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300145366
Author:
Griffith, Lawrence
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Photographer:
Lombardi, Barbara Temple
Author:
Lombardi, Barbara Temple
Subject:
Plants
Subject:
Plants - General
Subject:
Flowers
Subject:
History
Subject:
Flowers - General
Subject:
Herbs
Subject:
Historic gardens
Subject:
Flowers - United States - History -
Subject:
Gardening-History and Theory
Subject:
Gardening-Flower Growing
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20081031
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
265 color illus.
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
10.5 x 9.25 in 3.9 lb

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