Book ID: 85358
Restoring American Gardens: An Encyclopedia of Heirloom Ornamental Plants, 1640 - 1940. 2004. 155 col. photogr. 37 b+w photogr. 154 line drawings. 1 tab. 420 p. gr8vo. Hardcover.
A remarkable book of history and horticulture that documents the changing plant palette of American gardens. From the colonial era tothe pre-World War II period, no region of the U.S.A. is neglected and no major plant group unrepresented. From a database of more than 25,000plants and hundreds of antique nursery catalogs, the author hasdistilled a unique survey of U.S.-American ornamental gardens. - This book is out of print. Only few copies available.