Potted History

    Potted History

    The Story of Plants in the Home

    Catherine Horwood

    Frances Lincoln 2007

    Hardback 207pp Illustrated 260x190mm

    9780711228009   Product Code: 16886

    From the early 17th century, when Sir Hugh Platt recommended that 'in Sommer time, your chimney may be trimmed with a fine banke of moss' in which to arrange pots of flowers or herbs, to the present day and the ubiquitous moth orchid, Horwood traces changing fashions in houseplants. Her novel combination of social history, plant history and the history of interior design covers topics as diverse as the first 'exoticks' and NASA research into the peace lily's effect on air quality.

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