And Some Brought Flow Mary Alice Downie

ISBN: 9780802023636

Published: October 1st 1980

Hardcover

164 pages


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And Some Brought Flow  by  Mary Alice Downie

And Some Brought Flow by Mary Alice Downie
October 1st 1980 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 164 pages | ISBN: 9780802023636 | 5.44 Mb

Originally published in 1980, and some brought flowers partners 70 stunning full-colour watercolours of plants discovered by early travelers to North America with numerous excerpts from the writings of early explorers and settlers.Arranged inMoreOriginally published in 1980, and some brought flowers partners 70 stunning full-colour watercolours of plants discovered by early travelers to North America with numerous excerpts from the writings of early explorers and settlers.Arranged in alphabetical order (from Ash to Wintergreen) each entry is accompanied by botanical descriptions and historical quotations describing the plants and reflecting on their uses, both practical and aesthetic.  The result is a fascinating history of North American gardening customs, of the professional botanists traveling along the paths of the pioneers and of the settlers who responded with both astonishment and practical common sense to the rich variety of plant species they saw before them.Contributors include Jacques Cartier, Samuel de Champlain, Louis Hébert, Alexander Henry, John Franklin, Elizabeth Posthuma Simcoe, and Catherine Parr Traill.



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