William Shakespeare was inspired by plants and flowers when writing his famous plays. His writing is filled with botanical metaphors.
While bulbs provide a lot of flower power in Spring, it is best to accompany them with herbaceous perennials that will outlast bulb foliage.
The Dutch flower paintings of the 17th Century reflected beauty, over scientific accuracy. Learn more about the Dutch, flower painting business...
Learn about the Cloisters Museum and it's famous Unicorn Tapestries on this Focus on Flowers.
Learn about "true" botanical art on this Focus on Flowers.
Learn about the Fall-Blooming Aconite on this Focus on Flowers.
Learn about the tulips of the Netherlands, on this Focus on Flowers.
A poem from an unknown author illustrates how the life span of each Spring bloom is compressed.
Bees and other insects, like moths, are common pollinators. However, other agents serve to pollinate plants such as the wind, birds and even giraffes.
When there are no flowers blooming in our gardens during these cold winter months, I often find myself indulging my passion for flowers in introspective ways.