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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.

March 16, 2017

 

Two distinct styles of Wardian cases.

Wardian Cases

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

March 2, 2017

 

Exterior of the Kew Botanical Gardens’ Palm House in London.

Plant Descriptors

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

February 2, 2017

 

Magnolia ‘Butterflies’.

Magnolia Genus

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

November 17, 2016

 

From left to right: Harold Nicolson, Vita Sackville-West, Rosamund Grosvenor, Lionel Sackville-West

Vita & Harold

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.

January 28, 2016

 

Portrait of John Tradescant the Younger, attributed to Thomas De Critz (1607-1653).

John Tradescant The Younger

A plantsman like his father, this younger Tradescant collected many plants from North America and introduced them into English gardens.

June 11, 2015

 

Prince Charles, 2014.

Talking To Plants

I often mutter to myself and also to the plants in my garden, and perhaps you do too.

March 26, 2015

 

A view of Winston Churchill's country home, Chartwell, from the rose garden.

Winston Churchill’s Love Of Nature

I love the informality of Churchill’s flower paintings, with simple vases containing bunches of garden blooms.

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.

March 21, 2013

 

Monticello gardens.

Beautiful, Yet Practical

Thomas Jefferson's gardens at Monticello combined the beautiful with the practical.

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