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Hortus Veitchii

by Veitch, J.H.

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  • Catalogue No : 12274
  • ISBN : 9780955351501
  • Published : 2007
  • Cover : Hardback
  • Pages : 648
  • Publisher : Caradoc Doy
  • Published In : Exeter
  • Illustrations : 50 b/w full page plates

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Limited edition centenary reprint. A history of the rise and progress of the nurseries of Messrs. James Veitch and Sons, together with an account of the botanical collectors and hybridists employed by them and a list of the most remarkable of their introductions. Originally published by the famous nursery firm of James Veitch & Sons, Chelsea, London, 1906 to commemorate the huge contribution mad by this firm to western gardens in the introduction of new plants from around the world. A study of the history of the botanical plant collecting explorers and hybridists working for the nurseries of James Veitch and Son, Exeter and James Veitch and Sons, Chelsea during the period 1840-1906. Includes chapters on: Lives of Travellers, Lives of Hybridists, Orchid Species, Orchid Hybrids, Stove and Greenhouse Plants, Insectivorous Plants, Exotic Ferns, Coniferous Trees, Trees and Shrubs and Climbing Plants, Herbaceous Plants, Bulbous Plants, Begonias, Hippeastrums, Orchid Hybridization, Nepenthes, Greenhouse Rhododendrons, Streptocarpus, Fruits and Vegetables

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