Noted plantsman Peter Loewer profiles Thomas Jefferson as gardener and landscape architect, focusing on the gardens at Monticello, with descriptions of the annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs, and vines that Jefferson grew. Insights on each plant from Jefferson, the writers he admired, and those who admired him are combined with Loewer's unique perspective, gardening hints, and stunning line drawings.
About the Author:
Peter Loewer is vice president of the Botanical Gardens at Asheville, North Carolina, and author of several highly acclaimed gardening books, including The Winter Garden, Thoreau's Garden, and The Wild Gardener. Loewer's botanical drawings are included in the permanent collection of the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh.