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Nature As Designer

‘So many books have been published emphasising the beautiful world of flowers and plants, yet fruits are generally neglected or totally ignored.’ (Bager, 1971)

Nature as designer is an insightful book written by Bertel Bager, it looks at plants for their beauty and complexity. 92 more words


Technical Drawings

‘Plants lose many morphological features when pressed i.e colour, hairiness,  3D…’ (Bell, 2008)

Morphology – the branch of biology dealing with the form and structure of organisms… 53 more words


Enjoying Winter

Looking out the back window here in the kitchen, the fog comes up from the hill of the pasture, into the yard, this morning.  53º F in socked feet and no jacket was too cold for me, when I stepped out on the front porch for a moment.  1,068 more words

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Cristina Baltayian Botanical Art and Illustration at the LA Arboretum

by Deb Shaw

The Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden has announced the schedule for Cristina Baltayian’s Botanical Art and Illustration classes.

Each session meets four (4) Tuesdays per month, from 10 am – 2 pm (includes lunch break) in the Oak Room: 132 more words

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A Poinsettia by any other name... the cuetlaxochitl

Politics was different in the early 1800s. You didn’t even have to run for office to be elected. Joel Poinsett’s friends nominated him to the South Carolina House of Representatives, and he won. 205 more words


Meyer Lemon

Colored pencil and gouache.

Have you ever had a Meyer Lemon? How is it different from a “regular” lemon?”

Well, the Meyer Lemon is a seasonal, winter citrus available December through May here in Florida, and it is thought to be a cross between a regular lemon and a mandarin orange. 33 more words