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Potted History

Revised and updated edition to be published by Pimpernel Press, October 2020

There is no shortage of books on how to look after houseplants but no one has shown us how and when and why these plants came to be in our homes.

 

This book’s combination of social history, plant history and the history of interior design explains why, as Flanders and Swann sung in the 1950s, ‘the garden’s full of furniture / and the house is full of plants.’

This new edition has been revised with new material added to bring the history of the houseplant and its massive explosion in popularity right up to date.

©2019 by Catherine Horwood