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

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By: Denise Wiles Adams

420 pages, 201 colour illustrations, 37 b/w photos, 108 line drawings, 1 table

Timber Press

Hardback | Feb 2004 | #157262 | ISBN: 0881926191
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About this book

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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