Posts tagged botanical

November 27, 2008

 

A stone carving of a flower.

Ancient Floral Images

Learn about "true" botanical art on this Focus on Flowers.

November 8, 2007

 

botanical illustrations

Botanical Geography

Flower names often get to the "roots" of the geographical origin.

November 1, 2007

 

rugosa chryseus flower

Shades of Yellow

What fun it is to read about the many shades of colors of flowers often specified in their botanical names.

August 3, 2006

 

white marrow flowers

Achillea: Yarrow

They are a good perennial for gardens visited by deer, who tend to avoid the aromatic plants.

June 26, 2006

 

A Baptisia bulb.

Baptisia

Learn all about the Baptisia, on this Focus on Flowers.

March 30, 2006

 

A dandelion glowing in the sun

Dandelions

One of the most common and reviled harbingers of spring... the dandelion.

December 15, 2005

 

purple violet

Violets

The writer, Emily Dickinson loved wild flowers, and like the Victorians, she associated violets with modesty and fidelity.

June 30, 2005

 

hens and chicks

Hens and Chickens

If you are looking for a plant to play with and have a young child handy you can count chickens and group chickens and make up stories about them.

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.

April 7, 2005

 

celadine poppy flower

Celandine Poppy

The American wild flower celandine poppy grows well in shade gardens as well as in the woods.

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