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Rough Road for American Horticulture

I love to read old garden magazines. You learn a lot about the growth of the garden inustry but also how horticulture developed. Americans were once considered unable to handle the difficultires embroiled in horticulture. Of course, it was the…

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Rethink the Lawn

The lawn is a gift of the English garden tradition from the eighteenth century. Early America loved the lawn. Philadelphia horticulturist and writer Thomas Meahan praised the lawn in the 1861 edition of his garden magazine, Gardener's Monthly. He wrote,…

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