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The first best-selling plant book was published in 1530, launching a new age of botanic study; its success is credited to Hans Weiditz’s accurate and beautiful botanic illustrations.
Four inspired planting ideas show the versatility of this classical garden fixture
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We visit gardens (and gardeners) in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, and Connecticut with greenhouses, terrariums, plants, and ideas that were first made popular in the Victorian era.
Related Topics: Ideas | American | British | English | History | Victorian
In mid-20th-century Sri Lanka, two siblings—the Brothers Bawa—took their own inimitable paths to redefining the tropical garden. This is their story.
Victorian horticulturalists were quite interested in scrapbooking and gardening and their two interests were combined in the ephemera of seed company trading cards, some of which can still be found (and collected) today. With funny illustrations and silly advertising mottoes, these seed company trading cards are a peek into the gardens of the past.
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