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  1. American Gardens in the Eighteenth Century:
    American Gardens in the Eighteenth Century:
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  2. American Gardens in the Eighteenth Century: "For Use or for Delight"

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American Gardens in the Eighteenth Century is the second of three authoritative volumes of garden history by Ann Leighton. This entertaining book focuses on eightenth-century gardens and gardening. Leighton's material for the book was drawn from letters, journals, invoices, and books of men and women who were interested in the plants of the New and Old World. Throughout the book are illustrations and descriptive listings of native and new plants that were cultivated during the eighteenth century.

Companion volumes by Ann Leighton

Early American Gardens "For Meate or Medicine"
American Gardens of the Nineteenth Century "For Comfort and Affluence"

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Ann Leighton
Brand: Univ of Massachusetts Pr
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University of Massachusetts Press
University of Massachusetts Press
University of Massachusetts Press
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Whether you are a casual reader or a serious garden historian, this book has something for you. It is the second of a trilogy of very fine books written on American gardening covering the 1600s, 1700s and 1800s.
While it is fascinating just to page through and you can start just about any place and enjoy yourself, it is truly indispensible if you are interested in historical gardens. This is THE bok for anyone trying to recreate a period garden to go with a house style and who wishes to know the proper design layout, plants, materials, colors and even what fruits vegetables were being grown.
It also contains nice, gossipy little tidbits of information about everyday life, when to plant, how to cultivate in the 18th century manner and lots of black and white illustrations from the period. Well footnoted, extensive glossary, lists of plants with latin names given to avoid confusion, just a top-notch piece of work.
All three books in this series are excellent. I found this... Read more
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