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Books filed under "History"

Down the Garden Path by Beverley Nichols

Down the Garden Path has stood the test of time as one of the world's best-loved and most-quoted gardening books. $24.95

Hibiscus: Hardy and Tropical Plants for the Garden by Barbara Perry Lawton

The only book that covers the species and cultivars of the genus Hibiscus completely and in detail. $27.95

The Lewis and Clark Columbia River Water Trail: A Guide for Paddlers, Hikers, and Other Explorers by Keith G. Hay

Discover the unique landscapes traveled by Lewis and Clark. $19.95

Primula (Revised Edition) by John Richards

A beautifully illustrated treatment of one of the greatest garden genera, including the major taxonomic revisions, cultivation, and propagation. $39.95

Gardens in China by Peter Valder

Temple courtyards and imperial tombs — a photographic journey through the striking gardens of China. $59.95

Bamboo for Gardens by Ted Jordan Meredith

More than 300 bamboos are described, from tropical and subtropical species to hardy species with information on size, native range, and landscape use. $45.00

The Garden Plants of China by Peter Valder

The definitive guide, from roses to peonies — no garden can thrive without plants from China. $49.95

Sunlight on the Lawn by Beverley Nichols

The third in the Merry Hall Trilogy — Nichols' accounts of the rescue and renovation of a rundown Georgian mansion and its garden. $24.95

Native American Ethnobotany by Daniel E. Moerman

An extraordinary compilation of the plants used by North American native peoples for medicine, food, fiber, dye, and a host of other things. $79.95

The Orchid in Lore and Legend by Luigi Berliocchi

This elegant survey of the orchid treats its place in legend and suggests the impact that these exotic plants had on the temperate European mind.

Pomona's Harvest: An Illustrated Chronicle of Antiquarian Fruit Literature by H. Frederic Janson

An intriguing history of books about fruit from antiquity to the Industrial Revolution.

Restoring American Gardens: An Encyclopedia of Heirloom Ornamental Plants, 1640-1940 by Denise Wiles Adams

The history behind the changing plant palette of American gardens.