» » Hardy Californians

Hardy Californians epub

by Lester Rowntree


Hardy Californians epub

ISBN: 0879050683

ISBN13: 978-0879050689

Author: Lester Rowntree

Category: History

Subcategory: Americas

Language: English

Publisher: Gibbs Smith; 1st edition (June 1, 1980)

Pages: 263 pages

ePUB book: 1870 kb

FB2 book: 1887 kb

Rating: 4.7

Votes: 391

Other Formats: txt doc lrf rtf





At last Lester Rowntree's classic book Hardy Californians is in print again.

At last Lester Rowntree's classic book Hardy Californians is in print again. What a treasure this book is! Lester was a true pioneer and her annual journey, starting in the desert, heading north through the foothills, then ending in the mountains is one that every reader will want to recreate. -Glenn Keator, author of Complete Garden Guide to the Native Perennials of California. Lester Rowntree was born in England and spent much of her life in Carmel, California. In addition to Hardy Californians, she wrote The Flowering Shrubs of California and four children's books. Lester B. Rowntree, her grandson, is a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley.

by. Rowntree, Lester. Wild flowers, Wild flower gardening, Perennials. New York : Macmillan. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

Lester Gertrude Ellen Rowntree (1879-1979), a renowned field botanist and horticulturalist, was a pioneer in the study, propagation, and conservation of California native plants.

Hardy Californians book. Lester G. E. Rowntree (1879-1979), free-spirited adventurer and pioneering botanist, was fifty-two when she traded a comfortable home for the life of a peripatetic traveler in the California mountains, deserts, and forests

Hardy Californians book. Rowntree (1879-1979), free-spirited adventurer and pioneering botanist, was fifty-two when she traded a comfortable home for the life of a peripatetic traveler in the California mountains, deserts, and forests.

Download more by: Lester Rowntree. Find and Load Ebook Hardy Californians.

Lester Rowntree was born in England and spent much of her life in Carmel, California. World, Checklist Bibliography Biography, Memoir Out of Print. Publisher: University of California Press.

Born in England, Rowntree lived in Kansas, Southern California, and on the East Coast before returning to California in 1921. She supported herself by writing hundreds of articles and two books, including Hardy Californians (1936), from which this excerpt is taken.

Octavo, 1980, PP.263, A Classic Study
I have the original and this one (the reprint, reissue). GET IT if you live in California. The woman in question is knowledgeable and stunning in her love for what she did for so many years. If you want a story about a 52 yr old woman (back in the day) starting her life over (essentially) and doing her Bliss where native plants are concerned, then this is the book for you. Not only is it a story, she (yes, Lester is a SHE) imparts her knowledge about gathering seeds in the Sierras and her excitement really pours forth over into the pages. I love how she bathed in the streams (me and my mom used to do that) and she reminds me a lot of my mother and perhaps what she would have done, if she hadn't been married and had a life w/me and my dad, and doing that. INSPIRATIONAL to the umph degree. I love this book. Even for someone not in CA it's a great story and a page turner. For someone in CA who wants to be inspired to go and track down some of these plants, THIS is the book for you. A lot of the way she thinks about plants is outlined in this, too, and I've taken up some of those thots, as mine own, b/c that's the way I really feel about plants and flowers and the Earth.
Lester Rowntree was such a woman to be admired for her times. By reading this, it is an entertaining, and hugely informative book on the botanical bounty that we have in California. Lester Rouwntree would camp out and hike to explore and report on the botanical riches that California has. As plants get continually renamed, it can be a bit of a challenge to make certain that you are reading about the plant that you know about. But it is a good book on the history of pioneering women such as she was.