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Roses are Red: English Gardens in America

This hour we’ll learn how a 19th century advertising effort first sparked a romance with English gardens, and how seed companies sold us a way of life.

Roses are Red: English Gardens in America

Despite the Revolution, the US suffers from serious Anglophilia. And just as America adopted the Beatles and Thanksgiving, the American landscape owes a lot to its British progenitors. This hour we’ll learn how a 19th century advertising effort first sparked a romance with English gardens, and how seed companies sold us a way of life.