Mr. Marshal’s Flower Book by: Alexander Marshal, from his 17thc The Florilegium of Alexander Marshal and by Henrietta McBurney and Prudence Sutcliffe, 2008

Are you about to attack your flower gardens?  Think about starting here! Alexander Marshal, a merchant, is one of the most outstanding horticulturalist, entomologist and painter that world ever had. Surely for history he is one of its most secretive persons, for there is so little we know about him – just three letters he wrote is all!

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