Mary Vaux Walcott

The Audobon of Botany  It’s the birthday of the botanical illustrator Mary Vaux Walcott who born in Philadelphia on this day. Gardeners appreciate Mary for her meticulously accurate watercolors of plants and flowers. For this reason, Mary is regarded as the “Audobon of Botany.” Mary began her career as an illustrator one summer after being challenged…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we remember the beloved English writer who was punished for treason but adored with flowers. We’ll also learn about the female botanical illustrator, who is known as the “Audubon of botany.” We celebrate the Dean of American Architecture. We also salute the “poet of the blackbirds.” We honor the establishment of the horticulture program…

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Mary Vaux Walcott

Audobon of Botany #OTD It’s the birthday of Mary Vaux Walcott born in Philadelphia today in 1860. Gardeners know Walcott for her work as a botanical illustrator; she created meticulously accurate watercolors of plants and flowers. She is known as the “Audobon of botany.” Walcott became an illustrator one summer after being challenged to paint…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Did you know that poppies were Christopher Lloyd’s favorite flower? In his short essay about poppies, he introduces ‘Goliath’ poppies, which grow to 4 feet tall and offer the most abundant blooms of any poppy. Lloyd wrote about the blooms saying, “They are rich crimson, which is as exciting as scarlet. In choosing plant neighbors…

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