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In this sumptuously illustrated book, a leading historic plant expert brings the botanical heritage of colonial and early Federal gardens back to life. For each plant, an elegant period hand-colored engraving, watercolor, or woodcut is presented along with glorious new photographs.
Lawrence Griffith is curator of plants for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and former garden columnist for the Daily Press, Newport News, VA. He lives on the Middle Peninsula of Virginia. Barbara Temple Lombardi is a photographer for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. She lives in Williamsburg, VA.