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Thomas Etty dealt in seeds in the nineteenth century and is the namesake behind the heirloom seed company Thomas Etty Esq., "created and run by dedicated seedsman and Etty s great-great-grandson, Ray Warner. Today the company dispenses seeds and expertise to home growers keen to keep heirloom varieties alive. Lorraine Harrison has a master s degree in garden history and a sizeable garden to cultivate her collection. She writes for the gardening quarterly Hortus "and has authored a number of books on horticulture, including Latin for Gardeners.""


This encyclopedic delineation of directories of vegetable, fruit, herbs, and flowers offers practical help to the gardener who s interested in preserving heirloom cultivars and turning a green-thumb hobby into an all-out mission. Publishers Weekly"
Their book offers nice surprises, among them an heirloom caper (with seed-storing and -planting suggestions), seasonal growing and cultivation tips, an illustrated selection of garden cutting tools, and lists of organizations (with contact info) that promote the use of heirloom plants. A charmer. Booklist"

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