Plants of Colonial Days
Charming volume, meticulously researched and painstakingly prepared, focuses on 160 trees, shrubs, and flowers in the restored gardens of Colonial Williamsburg. Detailed line drawings, Latin and common names, physical descriptions and anecdotes for each plant, including the redbud, Carolina allspice and jessamine, dogwood, cabbage rose, Japanese paper mulberry, ailanthus, and many more.
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