Books for Garden Week

Grandmother's Garden: The Old-Fashioned American Garden, 1865 - 1915

By May Brawley Hill

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The first serious study of traditional American perennial gardens, which attained great popularity in the years between the Civil War and World War I, this abundantly illustrated volume explores this old-fashioned garden style--frequently referred to as "grandmother's garden"--as seen in small towns, artists' colonies and craft villages, mining towns, and settlements on the Western frontier.

 

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Historic Virginia Gardens: Preservations by the Garden Club of Virginia

By Dorothy Hunt Williams

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Read about some of the many historic sites that the Garden Club of Virginia has preserved through the years.

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Jefferson's Garden

By H. Peter Loewer

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Noted plantsman Peter Loewer profiles Thomas Jefferson as gardener and landscape architect, focusing on the gardens at Monticello, with descriptions of the annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs, and vines that Jefferson grew. Insights on each plant from Jefferson, the writers he admired, and those who admired him are combined with Loewer's unique perspective, gardening hints, and stunning line drawings.

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Landscaping with Antique Roses

By Liz Druitt

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The older roses feature an emphasis on fragrance rather than shape, making them the choice for the sweetest perfumes and potpourri.  Their heritage can become a unique and historic part of your garden.

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Natural Wonders of Virginia: A Guide to Parks, Preserves, and Wild Places

By Garvey Winegar

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A guide to the botanical gardens and natural areas of the Old Dominion.

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Old Virginia Houses along the James

By Emmie Ferguson Farrar

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The James River Plantation Houses hold a unique place in the state's history.  Part of a series, Old Virginia Houses.

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Outdoor Living and Gardens

By Elvin McDonald

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Quiet moments on the porch, family picnics on the deck, cool dips in the backyard pool--outdoor living can be the best living there is. Now the Editors of House Beautiful magazine show how to extend "the good life" into one's outdoor space with design elements such as plants, pools, and garden structures.

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The Complete Book of Garden Projects: A Step-by-step Guide to Creating and Maintaining Your Outdoor Space

By Betterway Books

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Easy-to-follow guidelines teach readers how to assess their current space then choose the best design and features for their needs. Following that are step by step instructions for building structures, planting beds, laying paths and installing special features such as lighting or fountains.

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The Fruits and Fruit Trees of Monticello

By Peter J. Hatch

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The story of the restoration of Jefferson's fruit trees is brought to life by the horticulturalist's recollections and period illustrations from Andrew Jackson Downing's Fruit Trees of America (1845), and pages from Jefferson's original orchard plans.

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