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Victorian Home Landscape Required Lawn

Victorian home landscape required lawn. The lawn became an important part of the American home landscape in the nineteenth century. The seed and nursery catalogs often featured a lawn in illustrations and offered the best method of laying out and…

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Nineteenth Century Victorian Garden Reconstructed

Nineteenth century Victorian garden reconstructed. Today I volunteer in the nineteenth century Victorian garden of Sarah Parker Rose Goodwin, wife of New Hampshire's Civil War governor Ichabod Goodwin. Several years ago the Goodwin house was moved a few blocks, from Islington Street to…

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Victorians Loved Flower Arranging

Victorians loved flower arranging. Today people send flower arrangements quite easily through several online vendors. Flower arranging as an art form took hold in the Victorian period. After 1850 the seed and nursery catalogs moved from selling mostly vegetables to…

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