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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.

March 16, 2017

 

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Wardian Cases

These mini-greenhouses transformed the work of plant collectors world-wide!

March 9, 2017

 

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Hybrids

At this time of the year, as we peruse our spring catalogs, we will run across plants described as new hybrids.

March 2, 2017

 

plant descriptors

Plant Descriptors

Just like the names of people, plant names are quite diverse.

October 10, 2013

 

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Revival Of Edith A Roberts’ Garden

In 1919, Edith A. Roberts set out to document every native plant species in Dutchess County, New York.

January 22, 2009

 

a photo taken of the title page and an illustration in an open book by Beatrix Potter.

Women Botanical Artists In the 19th Century

Many women in the 19th century developed a high level of skill as botanical artists but were rarely recognized as professionals.

January 8, 2009

 

a painting of an alligator with a snake in its mouth.

Botanical Explorers

Botanical artists who traveled with explorers played a large part in documenting plant and animal specimens from newly discovered lands.

May 21, 2004

 

The bleeding heart.

Bleeding Heart

Learn about the bleeding heart, on this Focus on Flowers.

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