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Flowers in the world's most beautiful gardens
photographed by Alain Le Toquin ; text by Yves-Marie Allain ; translated from the French by Nicholas Elliott.
Table of Contents
From botanical curiosity to common garden decoration -- Exotic, indigenous, and exogenous plants -- pleasure gardens -- The rose -- Floral decoration in the Middle Ages and Renaissance -- The iris -- The flower in the classic French formal garden -- The tulip -- New theories of color in the nineteenth century -- Chevreul's theory of colors -- Rhododendron and azalea -- Scientific and technical progress in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries -- The water lily -- Flower carpets -- Mosaiculture, an atypical modern trend -- Perennial plant flower beds -- The wisteria -- The peony, a delicate flower -- The flower-covered meadow -- Grasses -- Conclusion.