American Flower Garden Directory
""Famed seedman, head of the Robert Buist Company, and credited with introducing the poinsettia to the United States, Buist was one of the most famous names in flowers in the 19th century. Arranged chronologically, his 1845 guide, the third edition of the work, is a vast and comprehensive reference for all aspects of flower gardening in America.""
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