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March 23, 2017

 

Engraving of Hooker by Charles Henry Jeens.

Joseph Dalton Hooker

Hooker had an enduring passion for plants and discovered many of the ones that grow in our gardens today.

February 2, 2017

 

Magnolia ‘Butterflies’.

Magnolia Genus

The genus name honors Pierre Magnol, French botanist (1638-1715).

July 25, 2013

 

The painting titled “English Garden in the Csáky Castle at Hotkóc” (1803), by Hungarian artist János Rombauer, depicts elements of the English garden.

America’s Romance

Many American gardeners have tried to imitate aspects of English gardens.

April 2, 2009

 

The Peace Rose

When the United Nations met for the first time after World War II, each of the 50 members found one blossom of this symbolic rose in their hotel room.

July 19, 2007

 

Chicory

Chicory is a weedy looking late herb, but when it blooms it transforms itself with scores of small sky blue daisy like flowers.

June 28, 2007

 

Red White and Blue

In July Americans celebrate Independence Day and the French celebrate Bastille Day so it seems appropriate to think about red, white and blue flowers.

June 23, 2005

 

Phlox

It has many virtues, such as a spicy perfume, reliability, and rich colors.

May 19, 2005

 

Wildflowers

Wildflowers seem to be the introverts of the botanical world, happy in private rather than public places, avoiding regimentation.

March 17, 2005

 

Redbud and Dogwood

So while we cherish our natives, if we add a Japanese dogwood to our landscape that is a good choice too.

January 28, 2005

 

Thomas Church

Thomas Dolliver Church created a modern landscape design esthetic that is seen all over California.

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