Wildflowers Across America

Wildflowers Across America

by Lady Bird Johnson, Carlton B. Lees
     
 

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With page after page of breathtaking photographs, this highly praised volume is a veritable bouquet of hundreds of America's favorite wildflowers, arranged by region. In the text Lady Bird Johnson, in collaboration with an eminent horticulturist, makes a compelling argument for the preservation and proliferation of the natural beauty of our country's native flora.

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With page after page of breathtaking photographs, this highly praised volume is a veritable bouquet of hundreds of America's favorite wildflowers, arranged by region. In the text Lady Bird Johnson, in collaboration with an eminent horticulturist, makes a compelling argument for the preservation and proliferation of the natural beauty of our country's native flora. Since her childhood Mrs. Johnson has loved wildflowers, and on her seventieth birthday she founded a research center, now known as the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, with the aim of encouraging the use of more native plants and flowers in gardens and landscaping. This book includes a foreword by Mrs. Johnson, as well as up-to-date information about the Center.
The book also deals with such practical matters as how to establish your own wildflower meadow and where to get the seeds if you need them. Wildflowers Across America is an invaluable guide to one of our country's most varied and lovely resources, written by one of her most gracious ladies.

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Library Journal
The former first lady, an eminent wildflower enthusiast, joins distinguished horticulturist Lees in promoting the protection of wildflowers and their use in public areas and private gardens. Lady Bird shares recollections of wildflowers she has loved, especially in the Southwest; the founding of the National Wildflower Research Center; and her work with highway beautification. Lees writes of native plants, their distribution, introductions now at home in America, and wildflowers in the new trend toward natural landscaping. This handsome book abounds with color photographs chosen by Les Line. There is some similarity with The Audubon Society Book of Wildflowers ( LJ 12/1/78), which Line co-authored with Walter Henricks Hodge. Recommended.Louise B. Hodges, Amherst Cty. P.L., Va.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780896597709
Publisher:
Abbeville Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/01/1993
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
9.32(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.35(d)

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