In the Land of the Blue Poppies: The Collected Plant-Hunting Writings of Frank Kingdon Ward (Modern Library Gardening)

In the Land of the Blue Poppies: The Collected Plant-Hunting Writings of Frank Kingdon Ward (Modern Library Gardening)


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During the 1st years of the 20th century, the British plant collector and explorer Frank Kingdon Ward went on twenty-four impossibly bold expeditions all through Tibet, China, and Southeast Asia, looking for infrequent and elusive species of crops. He was once accountable for the invention of diverse types formerly unknown in Europe and the US, together with the mythical Tibetan blue poppy, and the advent in their seeds into the world’s gardens. Kingdon Ward’s debts catch the entire romance of his wildly adventurous expeditions, no matter if he was once swinging throughout a bottomless gorge on a cable of twisted bamboo strands or clambering throughout a rocky scree in worry of an approaching avalanche. Drawn from writings out of print for nearly seventy-five years, this new assortment, edited and brought through expert horticulturalist and House & Garden columnist Tom Christopher, returns Kingdon Ward to his deserved position within the literature of discovery and the literature of the backyard.

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