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David C. Stuart
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Plants That Shaped Our Gardens

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Why do gardens look the way they do? David Stuart turns the conventional view of garden history upside down and argues that it is the plants themselves that driven the evolution of the modern garden. From the ends of the earth - the outer reaches of the Ottoman Empire, China, Japan, the Americas - daring explorers brought new plants back to gardens across Europe (encounter ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published August 1st 2004 by Frances Lincoln Publishers
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Nov 28, 2009 Mary rated it liked it
Stuart tells some interesting stories, but the title is slightly misleading. "Our Gardens" mainly means "our gardens in England." Other locations are sometimes mentioned, but it's not always clear whether trends took hold in other countries and whether the same plants were popular. And "Plants" is not entirely accurate. In many cases, most of the story is about a particular collector, nurseryman, or gardener and many of the plants are only listed by botanical name without any other details. I su ...more
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