By Anne Catherine Fallen

ISBN-10: 0160767725

ISBN-13: 9780160767722

This superbly illustrated ebook provides the 1st accomplished examine the U.S. Botanic backyard in Washington, D.C.  via historic files and coloful images, A Botanic backyard for the state tells an immense tale approximately this certain place.   the tale starts off in 1796 with the aid of George Washington, who believed a bBotanic backyard will be an important addition to the capital.  in addition to different early leaders, together with Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe, Washington understood the worth of vegetation for the future health and financial wellbeing and fitness of the state, a message that also resonates this day. via luxurious photos, A Botanic backyard for the country bargains a journey of the Conservatory, beginning with the formal backyard court docket, with its foundations and specified flower collections, and carrying on with via each plant atmosphere, together with the plush Jungle, colourful Orchid apartment, and spare global Deserts.  The attractive textual content explores ecosystems and divulges info aobut fascinating crops and plant collections.

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Botanic Garden shows. He developed displays of medicinal plants, plants mentioned in the Bible, and plants whose products might be useful in the home. He encouraged teachers and students to visit the Garden, often conducting the tours himself. After Hess retired in 1934, the Architect of the Capitol took over the administration of the Botanic Garden, establishing it as an important link to the Capitol complex. The day-to-day operations became the responsibility of the Assistant Director (named Executive Director in 1985).

Its physical location in the collection is also noted. The information is used to retrieve plants for display, follow plant propagation history, and maintain documentation on rare and endangered plant populations. S. Exploring Expedition set off in 1838, plant discovery was part of its mission. The variety of plants seemed limitless, and there was unbridled enthusiasm to collect and put to good use as many plants as possible. Today there are still many undiscovered plants with unresearched potential, but wild habitats all over the globe are disappearing.

By adding rare plants to the permanent collections, the Botanic Garden can preserve, propagate, and display them, educating visitors about their plight. Keeping track of so many plants is a challenge, but an accurate database is necessary for cultivation, conservation, and research. When acquired, each plant is documented and tagged with its scientific name, common name, description, range, and source. Its physical location in the collection is also noted. The information is used to retrieve plants for display, follow plant propagation history, and maintain documentation on rare and endangered plant populations.

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