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Paxton's Flower Garden, Volume 2

Series: Paxton's Flower Garden Volume: 2

By: Joseph Paxton and John Lindley

186 pages, 148 b/w illustrations

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Dec 2011 | #194187 | ISBN-13: 9781108037266
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A reprint of a classical work in the Cambridge Library Collection.

Best remembered today for his technically 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 2 contains further b/w plates of orchids, clearly a reflection of Lindley's interest, but also of the wider fascination for these flowers.


37. The Brown Bistort. The Bilberry-Leaved Bistort
38. The Anderson Veronica
39. The Spotted Pleione. The Bottle Pleione
40. The False Scarlet Sage
41. The Barbados Cherry
42. The Three-Coloured Vanda
43. The Two-Rowed Aponogete
44. The Small-Mouthed Siphocampyl
45. The Tapering Hollb#llia
46. The Darwin Berberry
47. The Gesnera-Flowered Sage
48. The Pallid Cattleya
49. The Box-Leaved Cantua
50. The Crimson Water-Lily
51. The Humble Pleione
52. The Various-Leaved Labichea
53. The Lilac Thyrscanth
54. The Carmine Trichopil
55. The Many-Coloured Collinsia
56. The Rosy Grevillea
57. The White and Sanguine Dendrobe
58. The Loddiges Lily
59. The Ariza Plant
60. The Rosy Air-Plant
61. The Chinese Platycode
62. The Hybrid Crenate Cactus
63. The Three-Tongued Oncid
64. The Azure Pentstemon
65. The Long-Leaved Bromelia
66. The Sweetest Air-Plant
67. The Long-Flowered Centranth
68. The Bland Amaryllis
69. The Showy Grammatophyl
70. The Long-Calyxed Chinese Azalea
71. The Gentian-Blue Penstemon
72. The Pink Butterfly Plant


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