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Old-Fashioned Flowers: Classic Blossoms to Grow in Your Garden Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Old-Fashioned Flowers: Classic Blossoms to Grow in Your Garden

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Published December 31st 2001
ISBN : 9781889538150
Paperback
112 pages
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 About the Book 

Once-forgotten flowers and the stories behind scores of captivating plants from the past are rediscovered in this fully illustrated volume. Alternately admired and considered out of fashion, these enchanting blossoms have been the bedrock of spectacular bouquets and have provided medicine and food throughout the centuries. This book delves into the history of classic bulbs, ravishing old-garden roses, antique annuals and perennials, heirloom houseplants, and vintage vines. Tips on how to create period floral arrangements and an extensive list of hard-to-find heirloom suppliers make it easy to reintroduce these beloved garden species into a contemporary setting. Keeping vintage flowers available and teaching gardeners how to grow these heirlooms -- this book ensures that neither they and nor their fabulous history will disappear.