Daffodils in American Gardens, 1733-1940 (Non Series)


Super Savings Item! Save 32% on the Daffodils in American Gardens, 1733-1940 (Non Series) by University of South Carolina Press at Cobble Stone Inn. MPN: 134 colour and 58 black and white illust. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. Since their earliest identification in the mid-1500s, more than twenty-eight thousand hybrid daffodils have been named and registered with the Royal Horticulture Society of England. Daffodils began as wildflowers in the Mediterranean basin, then spread and flourished in Europe's alpine and coastal environments. Sara L. Van Beck, an attentive historian and skilled horticulturist, traces the history of the garden daffodil including its early days in Europe, especially the Netherlands; the importat


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Since their earliest identification in the mid-1500s, more than twenty-eight thousand hybrid daffodils have been named and registered with the Royal Horticulture Society of England. Daffodils began as wildflowers in the Mediterranean basin, then spread and flourished in Europe's alpine and coastal environments. Sara L. Van Beck, an attentive historian and skilled horticulturist, traces the history of the garden daffodil including its early days in Europe, especially the Netherlands; the importation of flowering bulbs to colonial America; and plant breeding and the dissemination of plants throughout the United States until World War II.Illustrated with nearly two hundred color and black-and-white images, Daffodils in American Gardens examines gardening by era―European beginnings; colonial, federal, antebellum, and Victorian periods; and World War II―with a comprehensive chapter for daffodils in cemetery plantings. Van Beck combines the disparate disciplines of archaeology and plant science to discover and re-create important gardens in the United States. Combining primary research from a variety of rare publications, especially nursery catalogs and seed lists, she integrates old and new scientific botany by correlating older, uncertain scientific terms, common names for the daffodil, and modern taxonomies. Historic and modern botanical illustrations embellish the volume and complement Van Beck's narrative.Case studies of surviving historic gardens from the early Republic era to the twentieth century examine how old daffodils have survived the vagaries of time. Van Beck surveys historic properties in Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.This multifaceted history, examining high style, vernacular, and commercial landscape architecture, is geared toward general gardeners interested in heirloom plants and historic gardens. Moreover, extensive endnotes and a comprehensive bibliography document extensive references for professionals working in historic landscapes preservation and garden restoration.

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Manufacturer:
University of South Carolina Press
Category:
Plant Daffodils Bulbs
MPN:
134 colour and 58 black and white illust
EAN:
9781611174014
ISBN:
1611174015
Edition:
First
Part Number:
134 colour and 58 black and white illust
Author:
Sara L. Van Beck
Publisher:
University of South Carolina Press
Publication Date:
2015-02-03
Binding:
Hardcover
Item Weight:
2.71 pounds
Item Size:
1.25 x 10.5 x 7.5 inches
Package Weight:
2.6 pounds
Package Size:
7.3 x 1 x 10.3 inches

 


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