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William Lobb, plant hunter for Veitch and messenger of the big tree

by Joseph Andorfer Ewan

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Published by University of California Press in Berkeley .
Written in English

    Places:
  • California.,
  • California
    • Subjects:
    • Lobb, William, 1809-1864.,
    • Plant collectors -- California.,
    • Botany -- California -- History.,
    • Giant sequoia.,
    • Plant introduction.

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. 30-34.

      Statementby Joseph Ewan.
      SeriesUniversity of California publications in botany, v. 67, University of California publications in botany ;, v. 67.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQK31.L58 E9
      The Physical Object
      Pagination36 p.
      Number of Pages36
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5026026M
      ISBN 100520095014
      LC Control Number73620118

      Big Tree, by Mary Buff William Lobb, plant hunter for Veitch and messenger of the big tree by Joseph Andorfer Ewan Redwoods (Naturebooks Plants) by Peter Murray. Friends of Sequoias - Here's a copy of the Proclamation Establishing the Giant Sequoia National Monument -- a real positive step that brings to light the importance of the Giant. William Lobb () collected in South America and western North America and Thomas Lobb () traveled through south-east Asia and India. Together they put in a total of almost 30 years traveling and collecting, often in barely explored regions. Their travels and adventures are full of drama, trial and tribulation.

      Blue Orchid and Big Tree book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Concocting a cheerful indifference to extremes of heat and 4/5(2). Giant trees and plant hunters. Man has long been aware of the bounty offered by plants and trees as a source of food; timber for building; fuel for cooking and heating; medicine; objects of beauty or fragrance; or simply because of the novelty of their unusual nature – like the Venus Fly Trap (Dionaea muscipula) or the Sensitive plant / Touch-Me-Not (Mimosa pudica).

      William Lobb, Plant Hunter for Veitch and Messenger of the Big Tree. University of California Publications in Bot University of California Press, Berkeley, Los Angeles and London. GREENE, EDWARD L. Lupinus latissimus in Leaflets of Botanical Observation and Criticism, vol. 2, page GRIFFIN, JAMES. How Victorian plant hunters shaped our gardens. Many of our place were transformed by plant hunters. These men and women travelled the world bringing back the beautiful plants that continue to make our gardens special to this day. Here are some of the best examples.


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67) [Ewan, Joseph Andorfer] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. William Lobb, plant hunter for Veitch and messenger of the big tree, (University of California publications in botanyCited by: 6.

Add tags for "William Lobb, plant hunter for Veitch and messenger of the big tree,". Be the first. William Lobb, plant hunter for Veitch and messenger of the big tree by Joseph Andorfer Ewan,University of California Press edition, in EnglishCited by: 6. Specimens often bear just the surname 'Lobb' and the collector must be distinguished by geography.

Sources: W. Dallimore,"William Lobb and John Jeffrey", Forestry, 6: J. Ewan,"William Lobb, Plant Hunter for Veitch and Messenger of the Big Tree", University of. William Lobb William Lobb was an English gardener who, along with his brother Thomas, was hired by Veitch Nurseries to travel the world, collecting plants and their seeds to send back to Britain.

With global exploration introducing a taste for the foreign, Victorians were beginning to plant trees and plants from all over the world to make their. - Buy Blue Orchid and Big Tree: Plant Hunters William and Thomas Lobb and the Victorian Mania for the Exotic book online at best prices in India on Read Blue Orchid and Big Tree: Plant Hunters William and Thomas Lobb and the Victorian Mania for the Exotic book reviews & author details and more at Free delivery on qualified s: 4.

Under James Veitch the nursery expanded, and began employing plant hunters to bring back exotic plants from abroad. In he gave apprenticeships to William and Thomas Lobb, which included sending them off around the world to look for plant and tree specimens to bring home to Killerton.

A new book on the Lobb brothers is due to be published this month. Blue Orchid and Big Tree: Plant Hunters William and Thomas Lobb and the Victorian Mania for the Exotic, by Sue Shephard and Toby Musgrave, Redcliffe Press, June£, isbn rhs l indley l ibrary 78 The Garden | June s l / p a u l h a r C o u r T d a v.

Now, in Blue Orchid, Big Tree, two best-selling authors explore the dangerous world of William and Thomas Lobb, English brothers born in obscurity who became our greatest plant hunters, and whose precious legacy lives on in our landscape and in our parks and gardens.

Blue Orchid and Big Tree: Plant Hunters William and Thomas Lobb and the Victorian Mania for the Exotic. tropical fever, shipwreck, disappointment or sudden death: the Victorian plant hunter is an almost mythical figure.

Now, in Blue Orchid, Big Tree, two best-selling authors explore the dangerous world of William and Thomas Lobb. Définitions de William_Lobb, synonymes, antonymes, dérivés de William_Lobb, dictionnaire analogique de William_Lobb (anglais).

William Lobb, plant hunter for Veitch and messenger of the big tree, [Joseph Ewan] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying : Joseph Ewan. Lobb's buckwheat, sometimes named granite buckwheat, is found in northern California; for example, on rocky slopes at high elevation along the Sierra Nevada crest.

Keywords: botanist, history, nomenclature, scientific name References [1] Joseph Ewan: William Lobb, plant hunter for Veitch and messenger of the big tree. Buy Blue Orchid and Big Tree: Plant Hunters William and Thomas Lobb and the Victorian Mania for the Exotic by Shephard, Sue, Musgrave, Toby (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible s: 4. William Lobb, plant hunter for Veitch and messenger of the big tree — First published in Subjects Plant collectors, Plant introduction, Botany, Giant sequoia, HistoryPages: William Lobb discovered the ‘Big Tree’ or Wellingtonia (sequoiadendrn giganteum) on the Pacific coast of California and rushed home with sacks of seeds which made the Veitch nursery huge profits.

This book will be published in June – years after the death of William and after that of Thomas. I wanted to write a blog on the Veitch Nursery's history but I got somewhat side-tracked when re-reading Sue-Shepard's Seeds of Fortune, A Gardening Dynasty () with a foreword by the eminent British horticulturist, Roy Lancaster.

The strangely titled book is dedicated “In memory of William and Thomas Lobb and all the plant collectors, nurserymen and gardeners who have filled. William Lobb was bred in France by Jean Laffay in and was renamed in memory of William Lobb the plant hunter who died in William Lobb was a Cornishman who, after various horticultural jobs, was employed by Veitch Nurseries in Exeter.

He was sent out on contract to various countries around the world and was charged with finding new. William Lobb & William Thomas tree collecting in Rio de Janeiro "messenger of the big tree" James Veitch esta his plant nursery Mount Radford, E Who became the sponsor for plant.

Dowd’s story of the Big Tree led me to a wonderful little book called William Lobb, Plant Hunter for Veitch and Messenger of the Big Tree. It was Lobb who, inbrought seeds and specimens of the Big Tree to England and Professor John Lindley, who named it Wellingtonia gigantea.

Concocting a cheerful indifference to extremes of heat and hunger, tropical fever, shipwreck, disappointment or sudden death: the Victorian plant hunter is an almost mythical figure. Now, in Blue Orchid, Big Tree, two best-selling authors explore the dangerous world of William and Thomas.Cornishman William Lobb worked for Veitch nurseries, one of the great powerhouses of Victorian horticulture and a business responsible for the introduction to Europe of hundreds of popular garden.Lindley did not publish this information until July of the next year,and in the interim gave credit to William Lobb of the Veitch nursery for the introduction of the Giant Sequoia to Europe.

Furthermore, Patrick Matthew gave an account of his son’s letter in which his son referred to the big redwood trees as Wellingtonia, six.