Learn about "true" botanical art on this Focus on Flowers.
Flower names often get to the "roots" of the geographical origin.
What fun it is to read about the many shades of colors of flowers often specified in their botanical names.
They are a good perennial for gardens visited by deer, who tend to avoid the aromatic plants.
One of the most common and reviled harbingers of spring... the dandelion.
The writer, Emily Dickinson loved wild flowers, and like the Victorians, she associated violets with modesty and fidelity.
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.
Wildflowers seem to be the introverts of the botanical world, happy in private rather than public places, avoiding regimentation.
The American wild flower celandine poppy grows well in shade gardens as well as in the woods.