Garden Flora

Every garden plant has an origination story, and Garden Flora, by noted garden designer Noel Kingsbury, shares them in a beautifully compelling way.

Garden Flora

“A beautifully illustrated reference book covers the origins, ecology and history of popular garden plants.” —Shelf Awareness The oldest rose fossil was found in Colorado and dates to 35 million years ago. Marigolds, infamous for their ability to self-seed, are named for an Etruscan god who sprang from a ploughed field. And daffodils—an icon of spring—were introduced to Britain by the Romans more than 2,000 years ago. Every garden plant has an origination story, and Garden Flora, by noted garden designer Noel Kingsbury, shares them in a beautifully compelling way. This lushly illustrated survey of 133 of the most commonly grown plants explains where each plant came from and the journey it took into home gardens. Kingsbury tells intriguing tales of the most important plant hunters, breeders, and gardeners throughout history, and explores the unexpected ways plants have been used. Richly illustrated with an eclectic mix of new and historical photos, botanical art, and vintage seed packets and catalogs, Garden Flora is a must-have reference for every gardener and plant lover.

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Garden Flora
Language: en
Pages: 368
Authors: Noel Kingsbury
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-10-05 - Publisher: Timber Press

“A beautifully illustrated reference book covers the origins, ecology and history of popular garden plants.” —Shelf Awareness The oldest rose fossil was found in Colorado and dates to 35 million years ago. Marigolds, infamous for their ability to self-seed, are named for an Etruscan god who sprang from a ploughed
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Language: en
Pages:
Authors: James Bobick, Naomi E. Balaban
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-08-01 - Publisher: Visible Ink Press

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Primrose
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Elizabeth Lawson
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-06-10 - Publisher: Reaktion Books

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Language: en
Pages: 82
Authors: Twigs Way
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-05-11 - Publisher: Reaktion Books

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Flora Illustrata
Language: en
Pages: 296
Authors: New York Botanical Garden
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-01-01 - Publisher: Yale University Press

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