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BOOKS by Judith M. Taylor

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Introducing Visions of Loveliness, Great Flower Breeders of the Past. In Dr. Taylor’s fourth book about horticultural history, she restores the lives and reputations of the wonderful and quirky people who developed many of our beloved flowers.
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No matter where you live in North America, it is likely that the plants in your garden are descended from South American, Asian, Australian, or European plants imported here many years ago. The Global Migrations of Ornamental Plants: How the World Got into Your Garden traces the journey of the familiar plants we grow in our gardens from their far-flung roots to our backyards.
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“Tangible Memories” contains unique information, and never-before published pictures of seminal figures in California’s horticultural history. It recaptures the mood of the developing California, exemplified by residential gardens and the nurseries which supplied them.
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The olive tree, Olea europea L., is not native to California or the United States. This book tells the story of how these trees arrived in California to become a beloved part of the landscape and how succeeding groups of immigrant peoples built two great California industries with them.