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Paxton's Flower Garden, Volume 3

Series: Paxton's Flower Garden Volume: 3

By: Joseph Paxton and John Lindley

178 pages, 108 b/w illustrations

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Dec 2011 | #194188 | ISBN-13: 9781108037273
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About this book

A reprint of a classical work in the Cambridge Library Collection.

Best remembered today for his innovative design for the Crystal Palace of 1851, Joseph Paxton (1803-65) was head gardener to the Duke of Devonshire at Chatsworth by the age of twenty-three, and remained involved in gardening throughout his life. Tapping in to the burgeoning interest in gardening amongst the Victorians, in 1841 he founded the periodical "The Gardener's Chronicle" with the botanist John Lindley (1799-1865), with whom he had worked on a Government report on Kew Gardens. "Paxton's Flower Garden" appeared between 1850 and 1853, following a series of plant-collecting expeditions. Only three of the planned ten volumes were published, but with hand-coloured plates (which can be viewed online alongside this reissue) and over 500 woodcuts, the work is lavish.

Volume 3 includes further studies of numerous orchids, and Captain Cook's account of the discovery of the pine that would take his name, Araucaria cookii (Captain Cook's Pine).


Contents

73. The Retuse Echeverria
74. The Thyrse-Like Billbergia
75. The Golden Swan-Orchis
76. The Purple Gesnera
77. The Morel Billbergia
78. The Masters Cymbid
79. The Nepal Ash-Leaved Berberry
80. The Many-Spiked Billbergia
81. The Rosy Limatode
82. The Dark Purple Hellebore
83. The Ciliated Hellebore
84. The Dark-Eyed Fringed Dendrobe
85. The Oval Oxylobe
86. The Long-Leaved Puya
87. The Hooded Oncid
88. The Mysore Hexacentre
89. The Dwarf Crimson Chinese Azalea
90. The Pescatore Odontoglot
91. The Three-Flowered Abelia
92. The Large-Flowered Glutinous Diplacus
93. The Fiery-Red Mormodes
94. The Woolly Clematis
95. The Beauteous Veronica
96. The Purple-Stained Laelia
97. The Azorean Forget-Me-Not
98. The Duke of Devonshire's Water Lily
99. The Thick-Leaved Cleisostome
100. The Scarlet Salpiglot
101. The Pretty Raphistem
102. The Racemose Solenid
103. The Golden-Flowered Dielytra
104. The Bell-Flowered Spathodea
105. The Haytian Laeliops
106. The Chinese Althaea Frutex
107. The Calisaya Bark-Plant
108. The Splendid Aeschynanth

Index


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