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Denise W Adams
|Notes:||Thomas Jefferson Foundation notes:
A survey of American ornamental gardens, and a study of historic ornamental plants in primarily domestic contexts with brief historical sketches and extensive appendices.
sect. 1. HISTORIC AMERICAN GARDEN DESIGN : -- 1. Reading the historic landscape -- 2. Gardens and architecture: design styles for historic American building types -- 3. Gardens and geography: ornamental garden traditions from Maine to Oregon -- sect. 2. ENCYCLOPEDIA OF HEIRLOOM ORNAMENTAL PLANTS : -- 4. How to use the encyclopedia of heirloom ornamental plants -- 5. Heirloom trees -- 6. Heirloom ornamental shrubs -- 7. Heirloom vines and climbing shrubs -- 8. Heirloom hardy herbaceous plants -- 9. Heirloom annuals and tropical plants -- 10. Heirloom bulbs and tuberous plants -- 11. Heirloom roses -- Appendix A. : All-American ornamental plants and regional plant lists -- Appendix B. : Historic commercial plant sources -- Appendix C. : Contemporary sources for heirloom plants -- Appendix D. : Invasive heirloom ornamental plants.
|Description:||419 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 29 cm.|
|Contents:||Reading the historic landscape --
Gardens and architecture : design styles for historic American building types --
Gardens and geography : ornamental garden traditions from Maine to Oregon --
How to use the encyclopedia of heirloom ornamental plants --
Heirloom trees --
Heirloom ornamental shrubs --
Heirloom vines and climbing shrubs --
Heirloom hardy herbaceous plants --
Heirloom annuals and tropical plants --
Heirloom bulbs and tuberous plants --
|Responsibility:||Denise Wiles Adams.|
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Stunning images from catalog art, early photographs, and period illustrations provide a visual record of these plants in gardens. Providing context for this wealth of information, the author includes invaluable chapters on how to read the historic landscape as well as background information on design styles and American buildings types."
"Extensive tables provide the reference information to back up the plant descriptions. Appendices list ornamental plants by region and date, so that researchers can quickly determine which plants are typical of any given garden at any given time in American history."
Historic plant sources are documented, as well as current-day sources for heirloom plants. Finally, a record of invasive plants provides a cautionary not about those fashionable friends that later proved to be bad neighbors - and that should be avoided in the gardens of the future."--BOOK JACKET.