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Wildflower Stories: Part 2 (Tall Bluebell)

See that Tall Bluebell (Campanulastrum americanum) flower? Is it red or is it blue?

Believe it or not, it’s kind of both!

The color pigment in plants that makes red is called anthocyanin. 97 more words


Painting Nepenthes with Mieko Ishikawa

by Melanie Campbell-Carter

Nepenthes! The very epitome of Weird, Wild, and Wonderful was the subject of a three-day pre-symposium workshop led by Mieko Ishikawa, a featured artist in the Weird, Wild & Wonderful exhibit currently on view at the Brody Botanical Center at The Huntington and also a Keynote Speaker at our symposium. 234 more words

Learning Opportunities

"Liquid Shine" with Elaine Searle

by Beth Stone

photographs by Gayle Uyehara

An enthusiastic group of artists enjoyed three days with Elaine Searle for her class entitled “Liquid Shine…Sculpting Form with Light and Color”. 134 more words

Learning Opportunities

Join in the Big Butterfly Count

It is time for the Big Butterfly Count in the UK.  It runs from 17th July to 9th August and the general public are asked to get involved.  310 more words

Botanical Art

CPGFS and IAPI meetings - all botanical art of course!

What does CPGFS and IAPI mean? Read on.

We got back from Norway on Wednesday last week after a two-day drive. I was tired and so was Robin. 602 more words

Botanical Art

Sweet Potato Vine

After watching for a few weeks as an organic sweet potato sprouted and grew leaves on my kitchen counter, I finally planted it outside in a pot.  16 more words


Create a nature journal of autumn leaves

Believe it or not, the end of summer is beginning to appear on the horizon. School begins next month and the seasons will change once again. 377 more words

Botanical Art