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Williamsburg's Joseph Prentis: His Monthly Kalender & Garden Book
At a Glance:
- The personal garden records and instructions of Joseph Prentis
- 72 pages
- 5 1/2 " x 8 1/2"
In the eighteenth century as today, Williamsburg was known for its fine gardens. Among the town's most enthusiastic gardeners was Joseph Prentis, an attorney who kept a personal garden book and calendar. This volume includes the full text of Prentis' work, along with an introduction by Colonial Williamsburg landscape supervisor Rollin Woolley.
Prentis' records and instructions are a valuable resource for gardeners, historians, and others interested in the vegetables, flowers, trees, and shrubs of the late eighteenth century and the cultural techniques of the times.