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Heirloom Flowers: Vintage Flowers for Modern Gardens

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Heirloom Flowers profiles a hundred plants, and each description features a short history of where the flower originated and when it was introduced to cultivated gardens, its place in legend and folklore, plus guidelines on cultivation and pest control. An extensive resource section lists seed suppliers, seed-saving networks and organizations, historical societies, and gar ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published February 25th 1999 by Fireside Books
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Grady McCallie
Apr 24, 2013 Grady McCallie rated it liked it
The author has had short articles widely published in garden magazines, and the style of this book reflects that: overwritten and slightly breathless in an attempt to imbue prosaic situations with drama. For example, here's a few sentences from a sidebar on one particular New England garden: "It's all seamlessly executed. However, [the gardener] has a ready response for anyone with the effrontery to ask to see the plans for the cottage garden surrounding her New England home. 'I never designed t ...more
Linda
Aug 24, 2010 Linda rated it really liked it
When you see names like Diane and Kent Whealy and David Cavagnaro you know you are getting a great book. They are the consultants and photographer for 'Heirloom Flowers'. These veterans have been actively involved for many years with the Seed Savers Exchange, a wonderful source for heirloom vegetables, fruits, berries and flowers.

Tovah Martin gives us a fascinating history on many flowers we take for granted, those that grandma had in her garden years ago. She gives you the Latin name followed
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