Gardens of Historic Charleston

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With the increasing interest in small-space gardening, Gardens of Historic Charleston provides a wellspring of ideas for planning or improving a garden of limited expanse. Using these ideas, individuals living in condominiums, townhouses, and cluster homes can create their own small-space sanctuaries and can incorporate the exotic plants that have become synonymous with historic Charleston - not only camellias and azaleas, but also tea olive, wisteria, star jasmine, gardenia, oleander, chaste tree, Lady Banksia ...
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Overview

With the increasing interest in small-space gardening, Gardens of Historic Charleston provides a wellspring of ideas for planning or improving a garden of limited expanse. Using these ideas, individuals living in condominiums, townhouses, and cluster homes can create their own small-space sanctuaries and can incorporate the exotic plants that have become synonymous with historic Charleston - not only camellias and azaleas, but also tea olive, wisteria, star jasmine, gardenia, oleander, chaste tree, Lady Banksia rose, crape myrtle, and Carolina jessamine.
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Landscape architect Cothran recounts the history of small-space gardening in Charleston, South Carolina since colonial times; outlines the enduring principles of integrating house and garden, the maximum use of limited space, enclosure by walls, and ornamental plants; and explains some of the common features and plants used. He then tours the city's private gardens, some secluded retreats and some highly visited historical sites. Highly illustrated, mostly in color. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570030048
  • Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/1995
  • Pages: 177
  • Sales rank: 346,852
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Charleston's Horticultural Heritage 2
Charleston's Garden Tradition 22
Charleston's Garden Setting 44
Loutrel Briggs and Charleston's Garden Style 54
Charleston's Small Town Gardens 70
Garden Features 98
Plants of Charleston Gardens 112
Traditional Plants Grown in Charleston Gardens 117
Historic Plants for Period Gardens 151
Historic Plant List 153
Bibliography 162
Index 165
Illustration Credits 175
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