Mary Delany, collage artist of flowers in the 1700's
MetaFilter's julen put together a post on the wonderful Mary Delany, an artist in the late 1700's, who created collages, incredibly intimate images of flowers, beautiful and true with a botanist's eye for detail. Click the images for larger viewing. From Wikipedia: Mary Delany (nee Granville) (14 May 1700 – 15 April 1788) was an English Bluestocking, artist, and writer; most famous for her "paper-mosaicks...As a widow, Mary Delany spent a lot of time with the Dowager Duchess of Portland, a…
Huge pink lily I purchased at Longwood Gardens recently. They were almost giving them away in the gift shop. I think they grew too many for display and had extras. Makes my house smell like a garden.
I Have Never Been This Moved by a Flower's Beauty
Nature is full of plenty of surprises, but none surpass the varied beauty of these wild flowers. Enjoy this series of gorgeous, delicate rare flowers to add some beauty to your day!
USA SELLER Tall Peony Duchess Apricot Aster 25 seeds HEIRLOOM
What a rewarding experience to grow these spectacular annuals from Aster seeds! These Paeony Duchess Asters are breathtaking, and this soft apricot colored flower is the perfect addition to the cutting garden. These Aster flowers are very large with double incurved petals. They resemble chrysanthemums that bloom in the fall, but Asters bloom many weeks before. The Aster plants have an upright growth habit and have 5 to 8 floral stems. This variety makes exceptional cut flowers with long…