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|Named Person:||Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson|
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Peter J Hatch
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One Copy Gift From: Terry Belanger, 2009.
Thomas Jefferson : a comprehensive, annotated bibliography (by Frank Shuffelton)
Generously illustrated, knowledgeable account of TJ's horticultural interests and activities. Specific detail about the varieties of fruit trees TJ planted. Provides useful biographical and historical (horticultural history) context. -- Frank Shuffelton.
pt. 1. : The farm orchard and the fruit garden -- Fruit-tree culture at Monticello -- The South orchard
pt. 2. : Apples: "our democratic fruit" -- The luxury of the peach -- Cherries: for use or delight -- Pears: leisure-class fruit -- Plums of the old world and new -- Nectarines: the "artificial plant" -- Almonds: a futile experiment -- Quinces: humble and forgotten
pt. 3. : Grapes: the species of utopia -- Figs: "vulgar" fruit or "wholesome delicacy" -- Strawberries: Arcadian dainties -- Currants, gooseberries, and raspberries
Appendix: Fruit varieties grown by Thomas Jefferson at Monticello
Shuffelton Bibliography : Suppl. (1998)
|Description:||xvi, 222 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm|
|Responsibility:||Peter J. Hatch.|
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Cultivating over 170 varieties of temperate fruits, Thomas Jefferson was an ambitious and devoted gardener whose surviving horticultural plans are among the most detailed of the period. This text details the history of Jefferson's gardens and their recreation at Monticello, which began in 1982.
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