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March 23, 2017

 

Joseph Hooker

Joseph Dalton Hooker

Hooker had an enduring passion for plants and discovered many of the ones that grow in our gardens today.

February 2, 2017

 

magnolia genus

Magnolia Genus

The genus name honors Pierre Magnol, French botanist (1638-1715).

July 25, 2013

 

english garden

America’s Romance

Many American gardeners have tried to imitate aspects of English gardens.

April 2, 2009

 

a single yellow rose.

The Peace Rose

When the United Nations met for the first time after World War II, each of the 50 members found one blossom of this symbolic rose in their hotel room.

July 19, 2007

 

chicory flower

Chicory

Chicory is a weedy looking late herb, but when it blooms it transforms itself with scores of small sky blue daisy like flowers.

June 28, 2007

 

bouquet

Red White and Blue

In July Americans celebrate Independence Day and the French celebrate Bastille Day so it seems appropriate to think about red, white and blue flowers.

June 23, 2005

 

pink phlox

Phlox

It has many virtues, such as a spicy perfume, reliability, and rich colors.

May 19, 2005

 

spring beauty flower in woods

Wildflowers

Wildflowers seem to be the introverts of the botanical world, happy in private rather than public places, avoiding regimentation.

March 17, 2005

 

redbud and dogwood blossoms

Redbud and Dogwood

So while we cherish our natives, if we add a Japanese dogwood to our landscape that is a good choice too.

January 28, 2005

 

A black and white photo of Donnell Gardens in Sonoma County, California.

Thomas Church

Thomas Dolliver Church created a modern landscape design esthetic that is seen all over California.

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