Paxton's Flower Garden: Volume 2

Paxton's Flower Garden: Volume 2

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Best remembered today for his technically innovative design for the Crystal Palace of 1851, Joseph Paxton (1803-65) was head gardener to the Duke of Devonshire at Chatsworth by the age of twenty-three, and remained involved in gardening throughout his life. Tapping in to the burgeoning interest in gardening amongst the Victorians, in 1841 he founded the periodical The Gardener's Chronicle with the botanist John Lindley (1799-1865), with whom he had worked on a Government report on Kew Gardens. Paxton's Flower Garden appeared between 1850 and 1853, following a series of plant-collecting expeditions. Only three of the planned ten volumes were published, but with hand-coloured plates (which can be viewed online alongside this reissue) and over 500 woodcuts, the work is lavish. Further colour plates of orchids are to be found in Volume 2, clearly a reflection of Lindley's interest, but also of the wider fascination for these flowers.show more

Product details

  • Electronic book text
  • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 112 b/w illus. 36 colour illus.
  • 113909565X
  • 9781139095655

Table of contents

37. The Brown Bistort. The Bilberry-Leaved Bistort; 38. The Anderson Veronica; 39. The Spotted Pleione. The Bottle Pleione; 40. The False Scarlet Sage; 41. The Barbados Cherry; 42. The Three-Coloured Vanda; 43. The Two-Rowed Aponogete; 44. The Small-Mouthed Siphocampyl; 45. The Tapering Hollbollia; 46. The Darwin Berberry; 47. The Gesnera-Flowered Sage; 48. The Pallid Cattleya; 49. The Box-Leaved Cantua; 50. The Crimson Water-Lily; 51. The Humble Pleione; 52. The Various-Leaved Labichea; 53. The Lilac Thyrscanth; 54. The Carmine Trichopil; 55. The Many-Coloured Collinsia; 56. The Rosy Grevillea; 57. The White and Sanguine Dendrobe; 58. The Loddiges Lily; 59. The Ariza Plant; 60. The Rosy Air-Plant; 61. The Chinese Platycode; 62. The Hybrid Crenate Cactus; 63. The Three-Tongued Oncid; 64. The Azure Pentstemon; 65. The Long-Leaved Bromelia; 66. The Sweetest Air-Plant; 67. The Long-Flowered Centranth; 68. The Bland Amaryllis; 69. The Showy Grammatophyl; 70. The Long-Calyxed Chinese Azalea; 71. The Gentian-Blue Penstemon; 72. The Pink Butterfly Plant; Index.show more