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  • Vegetable Gardening the Colonial Williamsburg Way

    Vegetable Gardening the Colonial Williamsburg Way

    Wesley Greene, photographs by Barbara Temple Lombardi

    In 18th-century gardens, the broccoli was purple and cucumbers grew to 3 feet long. Lime water controlled aphids, and a simple tile trapped slugs in the lettuce beds. And melon seeds were improved by walking about with them in your pockets. In Vegetable Gardening the Colonial Williamsburg Way, historic gardener Wesley Greene shares history and folklore along with practical advice on growing vegetables herbs, garden tools, and cultivation techniques. This is the ultimate organic gardening book - from a time when organic was the only gardening.

    "Thoroughly researched, beautifully illustrated, and written to inform and entertain." - J. Dean Norton, Director of Horticulture, Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens

    Hardcover with jacket
    8-1/4" x 10-1/2"
    256 pages
    more than 300 color photographs

    ISBN: 978-1-60961-162-0
    $30.00

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  • Colonial Williamsburg: A Pocket Guide

    Colonial Williamsburg: A Pocket Guide

    Pocket-size guide to Colonial Williamsburg

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    Everything you need to tour the world's largest living history museum is now in a handy guide that fits, literally, in your pocket. This no-nonsense guide includes essential information on: History, Revolutionary City, public buildings and homes, taverns and coffeehouse, historic trades, art museums, gardens, rare breeds, fifes and drums, highlights for first-time guests and for families, special events, nightlife, shopping, golf and spa and restaurants and hotels.

    Paperback
    4" x 7-1/2"
    96 pages
    117 color photos
    ISBN: 978-0-87935-248-6
    $6.95


  • Williamsburg's Joseph Prentis: His Monthly Kalender & Garden Book

    Williamsburg's Joseph Prentis: His Monthly Kalender & Garden Book

    Joseph Prentis, an 18th-century Williamsburg attorney, kept a personal garden book and calendar.

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    In the eighteenth century as today, Williamsburg was known for its fine gardens. Among the town's most enthusiastic gardeners was Joseph Prentis, an attorney who kept a personal garden book and calendar. This volume includes the full text of Prentis' work, along with an introduction by Colonial Williamsburg landscape supervisor Rollin Woolley.

    Prentis' records and instructions are a valuable resource for gardeners, historians, garden historians, and others interested in the vegetables, flowers, trees, and shrubs of the late eighteenth century and the cultural techniques of the times.

    Paperback
    5-1/2" x 8-1/2"
    72 pages
    ISBN: 978-0-87935-250-9
    $12.95


  • Flowers and Herbs of Early America

    Flowers and Herbs of Early America

    Hounds-tongue. Ragged robin. Costmary. Pennyroyal. All-heal. These plants, whose very names conjure up a bygone world, were among the great variety of flowers and herbs grown in America's colonial and early Federal gardens. In this sumptuously illustrated book, a leading historic plant expert brings this botanical heritage back to life.

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    By Lawrence D. Griffith

    Hounds-tongue. Ragged robin. Costmary. Pennyroyal. All-heal. These plants, whose very names conjure up a bygone world, were among the great variety of flowers and herbs grown in America's colonial and early Federal gardens. In this sumptuously illustrated book, a leading historic plant expert brings this botanical heritage back to life.

    Drawing on years of archival research and field trials in Colonial Williamsburg's gardens, Lawrence Griffith documents fifty-six species of flowers and herbs and provides details on how they were cultivated and used. For each plant, an elegant period hand-colored engraving, watercolor, or woodcut is presented along with glorious new photographs by Barbara Temple Lombardi.

    This book is a dazzling treat for armchair gardeners. It is also an invaluable companion for twenty-first-century gardeners who will appreciate the advice of a master gardener on how to plan, choose appropriate species for, and maintain a beautiful, historic flower and herb garden.

    Hardcover with jacket, 304 pages
    9-1/4 x 10-1/2
    265 color
    ISBN-13: 978-0-87935-238-7
    ISBN-10: 0-87935-238-8
    $45.00


  • Plants of Colonial Williamsburg: How to Identify 200 of Colonial America's Flowers, Herbs, and Trees

    Plants of Colonial Williamsburg: How to Identify 200 of Colonial America's Flowers, Herbs, and Trees

    Guide to plants in Colonial Williamsburg's gardens describes and discusses two hundred flowers, trees, herbs, and shrubs.

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    By Joan Parry Dutton
    Illustrated by Marion Ruff Sheehan

    This guide to the plants in Colonial Williamsburg's gardens describes and discusses two hundred flowers, trees, herbs, and shrubs. The historical background of each plant links it with the colonial period. Brief biographies of early plantsmen explain the roles they played in the history of horticulture. 193 pp., 191 color illustrations, 4 1/2 x 8 1979; 9th printing 2002 CW No. 1529 Softbound ISBN 0-87935-042-3 $12.95


  • Williamsburg's Glorious Gardens

    Williamsburg's Glorious Gardens

    Roger Foley's photographs capture the special beauty of Williamsburg in the springtime.

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    Photography by Roger Foley

    Roger Foley's photographs capture the special beauty of Williamsburg in the springtime. Admire the secluded flower-filled wilderness plot beside the Dr. Barraud House and the grandeur of stately tulips in the Governor's Palace gardens. Williamsburg's Glorious Gardens showcases the horticultural heritage of Virginia's colonial capital. 117 pp., 125 color photographs, 8 x 10 1996; 3rd printing 2001 CW No. 440685 Hardbound ISBN 0-87935-160-8 $19.95


  • The Gardens of Colonial Williamsburg

    The Gardens of Colonial Williamsburg

    Stunning photography and detailed plans enable garden lovers to transplant eighteenth-century horticultural practices into their own gardens.

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    By M. Kent Brinkley and Gordon W. Chappell

    The authors present the history of gardening on twenty sites at Colonial Williamsburg, focusing on the eighteenth-century gardeners who planted them and the documentary and archaeological research that guided each garden's re-creation. Detailed plans and captivating photographs identify the plantings and show modern gardeners ways to enjoy the beauty of colonial gardens in their own yards. 168 pp., 152 color photographs, 3 black-and-white photographs, 9 x 12 1995; 4th printing 2002 CW No. 427807 Hardbound ISBN 0-87935-158-6 $29.95





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