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February 01, 2004



Funny you should mention botanical prints. I just hung my very first wallpaper border in our bathroom. It is from a Waverly book entitled "The New York Botanical Garden: A Visit to the Garden," and is "derived from Les liliacées, illustrated by Pierre-Joseph Redouté, botanical illustrator of the18th and early 19th centuries, and published in France in 1802." (quote is from the wallpaper book.) To see what it looks like, go to http://www.decoratetoday.com/products/wallpaper/product_detail.asp?gensearchby=1&ptn=DTC24472055&prid=611150&stype=&flagback=&si=5 . They also had a border with seed packets in that same book, which was available at both Lowe's and Home Depot last time I looked.


Have you seen this botanical art of another kind? http://www-personal.umich.edu/~agrxray/

Bookish Gardener

Mmmm, Redouté...and now my accent aigu problem is solved -- I'll just cut and paste it from your comment! ;D

The radiological art is fascinating. I think my faves are the honesty and the lisianthus.

Thanks for the great links!


I have field guides with photos and ones with drawings. I find the ones with drawings much more useful because they show off better the features that I need to see to make identifications, like leaf veining for example.

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