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Book explains the colonial gift of color to England

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Andrea Wulf’s book, “The Brother Gardeners: Botany, Empire & the Birth of an Obsession,” tells the fascinating story of how America changed the face of England. On the docks of London, a man was searching through the chaos of many of thousands of boxes for one that was very important to him. Over time, many more boxes followed, from America to London, to be followed by increasingly more from London sent to America. Through far too many storms, two wars, pirates and corruption, the trade of these valuable boxes between London and American colonies continued for more than 40 years.

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