Posts Tagged ‘Francis Hallé’

Francis Hallé

Francis Hallé photo by David Richard

The Poetic Botanist #OTD, It’s the birthday of Francis Hallé born today on April 15, 1938.   Hallé is a French botanist and biologist and his specialty is tropical rainforests and tree architecture.  Atlas Obscura wrote an article about Halle called, “The Botanist Who Made Fantastical Sketches of Rain Forest Flora”. It’s true.  Halle’s work…

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The Atlas of Poetic Botany by Francis Hallé

The Atlas of Poetic Botany by Francis Hallé

As Heard on The Daily Gardener Podcast: The Atlas of Poetic Botany by Francis Hallé   This Atlas invites the reader to tour the farthest reaches of the rainforest in search of exotic―poetic―plant life. Guided in these botanical encounters by Francis Hallé, who has spent forty years in pursuit of the strange and beautiful plant…

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April 15, 2019 The Garden as a World Unto Itself, William Kent, Allan Cunningham, George Harrison Shull, Francis Hallé, Alexander Garden, Francis Quarles, The Atlas of Poetic Botany, The Garden Budget, and Sphagnum Moss

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William Kent wrote:   “A garden is to be a world unto itself,  it had better make room  for the darker shades of feeling  as well as the sunny ones.”   I’ve usually think about my garden as my happy place.   It’s a natural mood changer for me.   But I remember one time when…

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