The Garden and Farm Books of Thomas Jefferson
Includes Jefferson's correspondence, drawings, and plans for Monticello's gardens.
Hardcover, 540 pages
Published September 1st 1987 by Fulcrum Publishing
(first published 1977)
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While I didn't read every single word in this book, I still covered the length of it with a serious skimming, stoppin at points of interest. This is a fascinating history of Jefferson's gardening interests with other interesting tidbits among his journals and letters. Definately good for research about Jefferson and part of his life. I enjoyed reading the gardening records this famous American kept and knowing the weather here in my native Virginia during the late at the turn of the 18th century...more
Jefferson was an avid gardener and his gardens at Monticello are spectacular. He was the first to cultivate many European varieties of vegetables in the United States and his garden journals give great insight into his love of horticulture. He truly appreciated gardening as both an art and a science.
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