The Wardian case was invented by Dr. Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward (1791-1868). The case allowed plants to be transported all over the globe. It’s a simple box that changed the world.
Pierre-Joseph Redouté is arguably the most renowned floral illustrator in history. He painted plants in the Royal gardens of Paris using a technique of applying color to etchings by hand. His etchings were vibrant and detailed and attracted the attention of some influential patrons.
“It doesn’t matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” — Confucius
Gardening the old way versus the new way. Sustainability > high maintenance gardens
Flower arrangements are like a hug for your soul. They’re a universal symbol of beauty and life. When I look at the colors and shapes of flowers, I see the beauty in nature. Here’s why.
““Finally I saw that worrying had come to nothing, and gave it up. And took my old body and went out into the morning and sang.” — Mary Oliver
Let’s get one thing straight. Shade gardening is tough.
I used to feel sorry for myself having a shady garden. I thought all the great garden plants needed full sun. Then I discovered that colorful foliage and textures can create a shade garden that’s just as pretty as a sunny garden. Let me explain.