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!
Just like the names of people, plant names are quite diverse.
The genus name honors Pierre Magnol, French botanist (1638-1715).
Vita Sackville-West and her husband Nigel Nicolson bought their home, Sissinghurst, in 1930 and gradually created one of the most famous gardens of all time.
A plantsman like his father, this younger Tradescant collected many plants from North America and introduced them into English gardens.
I often mutter to myself and also to the plants in my garden, and perhaps you do too.
I love the informality of Churchill’s flower paintings, with simple vases containing bunches of garden blooms.
Many American gardeners have tried to imitate aspects of English gardens.
Thomas Jefferson's gardens at Monticello combined the beautiful with the practical.