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Sources of new ornamental plants: the importance of heritage plants and plant relicts from historic places and old gardens

@article{Middleton2011SourcesON,
  title={Sources of new ornamental plants: the importance of heritage plants and plant relicts from historic places and old gardens},
  author={Lorraine Middleton and Pieter Tobias Vosloo},
  journal={South African Journal of Art History},
  year={2011},
  volume={26},
  pages={55-67}
}
Mankind has enjoyed a long historical relationship with plants, using them as objects of beauty, sculpting gardens into a form of art and fashioning them into expressions of philosophical belief. From the 1970s onwards there has been a remarkable resurgence in worldwide interest in ornamental plants which resulted in renewed efforts to search for and develop new ornamental plants. This trend is continuing to this day. Apart from collecting new indigenous plants from the wild, other important… 
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