Potted History: The Story of Plants in the Home

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There are plenty of books on how to look after houseplants but Catherine Horwood is the first to show us how, when and why these plants came to be found in our homes. We learn how potted plants are as subject to fashion as pieces of furniture. For the Victorians it was the aspidistra in the front parlour; for us it is the orchid in the designer loft. We find that Wedgwood created a market for special bulb pots and that some of Conran's early designs were for houseplant containers. Then there is the story of mignonette: a ...

Potted History: The Story of Plants in the Home 2007, Frances Lincoln Ltd, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780711228009

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