Exquisite Odor: the Colosseum, a garden of serendipitous procreation
A cultural and botanical history of Rome's Colosseum as it has been a garden since the 6th-century.
Published in Studies in the History of Gardens & Designed Landscapes: An International Quarterly, Routledge, March 2015.
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Writing Stories Into the Garden
Gardens and farms in North America were and remain practical endeavors, but if we look closely at Native American gardens and colonial American gardening and farming we can see that many people believed plants to be divine beings that had the power to heal and nourish. They made gardens and wrote stories about plants according to these beliefs. One such gardener was Francis D. Pastorius (d. 1719), who lived in Philadelphia’s Germantown neighborhood.
This 3-part series was published on Feb. 5th, 17th, and March 9th as a part of Field Notes of the Penn Program in the Environmental Humanities.
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