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Thoreau's Garden (Paperback)

Author: Loewer, Peter

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THOREAU''S GARDEN is an imaginary place where the plants Thoreau knew in 19th-century New England still thrive and where we can learn their history, their uses, and their charms. Well-known garden writer Peter Loewer profiles nearly 50 shrubs, trees, grasses, flowering plants, fungi, and ferns, using generous excerpts from Thoreau''s journals and his own botanical illustrations and comments. Each essay mentions the use of the plant in cultivation, and conveys Thoreau''s delight in the natural world and some interesting and unusual facts about the plants in his vicinity.

About the Author:
Peter Loewer is the author of many highly regarded books on gardening and natural history, including the award-winning THE WILD GARDENER and JEFFERSON''S GARDEN. His botanical drawings are in the permanent collection of The Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. He lives and teaches art in Asheville, North Carolina.

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Publisher Bella Rosa Books
Mfg Part# 9781933523736
SKU 212724763
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1933523735
Release Date 10/26/2009
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