Hooker had an enduring passion for plants and discovered many of the ones that grow in our gardens today.
These mini-greenhouses transformed the work of plant collectors world-wide!
At this time of the year, as we peruse our spring catalogs, we will run across plants described as new hybrids.
Just like the names of people, plant names are quite diverse.
In 1919, Edith A. Roberts set out to document every native plant species in Dutchess County, New York.
Many women in the 19th century developed a high level of skill as botanical artists but were rarely recognized as professionals.
Botanical artists who traveled with explorers played a large part in documenting plant and animal specimens from newly discovered lands.