The lost dimension: pruned plants in Roman gardens

  title={The lost dimension: pruned plants in Roman gardens},
  author={Kathryn Louise Gleason},
  journal={Vegetation History and Archaeobotany},
  • K. Gleason
  • Published 1 May 2019
  • History
  • Vegetation History and Archaeobotany
This paper focuses on evidence for the pruning and dwarfing of plants represented in Roman garden paintings. In two particularly fine examples of this type, from the Villa of Livia at Prima Porta near Rome, and the House of the Golden Bracelet at Pompeii, the artists have carefully portrayed pruning marks and other horticultural practices that alter the size and natural habit of plants. This evidence complements archaeobotanical findings by showing the above-ground appearance of garden plants… 

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