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By Ann Leighton

American Gardens of the 19th Century is the ultimate of 3 authoritative volumes of backyard heritage through Ann Leighton. This witty and precise ebook specializes in nineteenth-century gardens and gardening. Leighton's fabric for the booklet was once drawn from letters, books, and different basic resources. during the booklet are reproductions of latest illustrations and descriptive listings of local and new vegetation that have been cultivated through the 19th century. Leighton supplies a lot realization to influential humans akin to plant explorers and architects of public parks. not just does she list the improvement of gardening, yet she additionally exhibits the ancient progress and alter in nineteenth-century America.

Companion volumes by means of Ann Leighton

Early American Gardens "For Meate or Medicine"
American Gardens within the Eighteenth Century "For Use or for Delight"

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Robertianum (used in nephritis), Heuchera americana (American sanicle or alumroot, used by the Indians against cancer and as beneficial in ulcers), Actaea racemosa (black snakeroot or "squawroot," a cure for the itch and murrain in cattle; the roots make a gargle), Uva ursi (a valuable medicine in cases of "old" gonorrhea and nephritis), Liquidambar asplenifolium (sweet fern, used in treating diarrhea). Barton offers a number of familiar plants as tonics. American native oaks are all useful substitutes for Peruvian bark, and Quercus rubra montana (Spanish oak) was used against gangrene.

As our instincts for where to place plants in a garden seem nearly identical, I dared to trust her with sorting out the comments of nineteenth-century experts, especially of authors Breck and Scott, to be of use today. She even came to share my fondness for them both. Page xvii Dorothy Monnelly, my nearest neighbor and a dedicated gardener, has been a cherished checker-in and an instant resource in emergencies for copying pictures from the shabby but heartwarming books. To the infinitely professional, inspired photography of William Owens I owe the bulk of my illustrations, made by him on a very hot day in a stuffy dining room, surrounded by book treasures I would not let out of my sight.

Of several other calls upon his talents, he managed to write the definitive volumes on American materia medica of the Boston area, which he later expanded to include New England. He studied in Philadelphia with Dr. William P. C. Barton, a nephew of Dr. Benjamin Smith Barton. Bigelow began his writing career with Florula Bostoniensis, which he wrote while riding out to make calls. In 1817 he published an American Medical Botany, being a Collection of the Native Medicinal Plants Page 24 of the United States.

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