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Indian Strawberry

Monday, September 9, 2013


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From the Botanical Register, Vol. I, 1815. The drawing is by Sydenham Edwards. —This little plant, having been introduced and lovingly pampered as an exotic ornamental, is now a ubiquitous weed in shady lawns all over eastern North America. In spite of the conclusion of this article, it is now known as Duchesnea indica or, more recently, Potentilla indica, making it a three-leaved cinquefoil.

Fashions in Landscape Gardening, 1839

Thursday, September 5, 2013


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From the Gardener’s Magazine, January, 1839.


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From the Saturday Magazine, August 11, 1832.

A Visit to the Zoological Gardens

Saturday, August 31, 2013


This vivid description of an early-Victorian zoo comes from the pen of Leigh Hunt.
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From the New Monthly Magazine, August, 1836.

Cypripedium (Paphiopedilum) niveum

Friday, August 23, 2013


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From The Floral Magazine, 1871.