The Garden Fence
Cyclopedia of American Hort.
NY State College of Agriculture
Education of Women
Commission on Country Life
An annotated inventory of the species of plants and their main botanical varieties now in cultivation in the United States and Canada outside botanic gardens...together with brief indications of uses and methods of cultivation.
Working with his daughter, Ethel, Bailey decided which cultivated species and their varieties to include, perusing nursery and seed catalogs, horticultural books, correspondence and botanic garden inventories. Particular attention was given to cultivated herbaceous plants, which “do not receive equal attention with trees and shrubs and their identities are not so well established since they are readily distributed by seeds and are likely to be fugitive.” Hortus Second appeared in 1941 and Hortus Third was published in 1976.
Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Library Collection
|This exhibition is made possible through a generous gift in memory of Lelah A. Cole.
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