Pioneer Gardening in Toronto: the trees, plants, & lore of George Leslie

Plant a mid-Victorian garden! George Leslie advertised in Toronto in 1869 that he had the largest Nurseries in the British Empire. Here is his organic gardening advice and lists of over 1000 trees and plants he sold (over 100 apple varieties, 88 pear varieties, 120 roses), compiled from two catalogues, 1853 and 1860. This book provides modern Ontario sources for some of these heritage varieties. More

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About Pat Anderson

I am a writer and photographer based in Toronto. My main areas of interest are urban nature, gardening, and field-to-table food. A graduate of the University of Waterloo in English, I have been a technical writer and editor for over 20 years; I also hold a Horticulture 1 certificate from the University of Guelph, and am currently studying Food & Product Photography at George Brown College.


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