SIGNED BY LADY BIRD JOHNSON on a bookplate affixed to the front endpaper. 309pp. Index. Filled with color photos and illustrations. Rear hinge paper has some surface cracks but hinge is sturdy. Selling online since 1999. Quick shipping; Secure packing; Free tracking! This is a large book and will require additional postage for International shipments. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: With page after page of breathtaking photographs, this highly praised volume is a veritable bouquet of hundreds of America's favorite wildflowers, arranged by region. In the text Lady Bird Johnson, in collaboration with an eminent horticulturist, makes a compelling argument for the preservation and proliferation of the natural beauty of our country's native flora. Since her childhood Mrs. Johnson has loved wildflowers, and on her seventieth birthday she founded a research center, now known as the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, with the aim of encouraging the use of more native plants and flowers in gardens and landscaping. This book includes a foreword by Mrs. Johnson, as well as up-to-date information about the Center.
The book also deals with such practical matters as how to establish your own wildflower meadow and where to get the seeds if you need them. Wildflowers Across America is an invaluable guide to one of our country's most varied and lovely resources, written by one of her most gracious ladies.
Review: Wildflowers Across America is a serious treatise on the status of plants native to North America. It's also a beautifully illustrated coffee-table book with hundreds of gorgeous photographs that will convince you that no fancy cultivar could match the glowing beauty of a field of lupinus texensis, more commonly known as Texas bluebonnets. Lady Bird Johnson, former first lady and the most visible proponent of indigenous botany, and well-known horticulturist Carlton B. Lees take turns describing their adventures with wildflowers, the history of plant exploration, regional plants, and the landscape beautification movement that Mrs. Johnson popularized and still vigorously supports. The lovely regional portfolio in the middle of the book is particularly interesting.
Title: Wildflowers Across America
Publisher: Abbeville Press
Publication Date: 1988
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: Third Printing.
Book Description Abbeville Press, 1998. Book Condition: Fair. 1st. N/A. Ships from Reno, NV. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP92393410
Book Description Abbeville Press, 1998. Book Condition: Good. 1st. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP14279070
Book Description Abbeville Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Bookseller Inventory # 2665168704
Book Description Abbeville Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. May have light creases on the cover and binding. Some pages may contain writing and or highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 2665200787
Book Description Abbeville Press, 1998. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st. N/A. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP87309943
Book Description Abbeville Press. Book Condition: Good. . Good dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # H20B-yka3709
Book Description Abbeville Press. Book Condition: As New. Like New dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # B13B-00525
Book Description Abbeville Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. This book has a light amount of wear to the pages, cover and binding. Bookseller Inventory # G0896597709I3N00
Book Description Abbeville Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Only lightly used. Book has minimal wear to cover and binding. A few pages may have small creases and minimal underlining. Bookseller Inventory # G0896597709I3N00
Book Description Abbeville Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Book has some visible wear on the binding, cover, pages. Bookseller Inventory # G0896597709I3N00