Legends in the Garden – Who in the World is Nellie Stevens?
By Dr. Allan Armitage
This has proven to be one of the most persistent and sought-after books by gardeners, horticulturists, and historians. Written with his colleague Linda Copeland, the stories cover the fascinating histories of people whose names are associated with some of our favorite garden plants. Such people are Legends in the Garden and should be revered.
Who is Frances Williams, how did her famous hosta come to be? Who is Betty Corning and her clematis?, Who is Nellie Stevens and her holly? Where did the Annabelle hydrangea come from, and what about the phlox named after David?
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