Thursday, 31 March 2011

A philosopher's garden

Large Flowering Sensitive Plant

The Night-blowing Cereus

The Blue Passion Flower

The Winged Passion Flower

The Blue Egyptian Water Lily

The Artichoke Protea

Group of Auriculas

The Temple of Flora, or
Garden of the botanist, poet, painter and philosopher
Sept. 1st, 1811

Dr. Robert John Thornton (British, 1768-1837) Publisher, ca. 1811-1812

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Christina @ Fashion's Most Wanted said...

These are beautiful xx

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Jill said...

These are right up my alley! Love them!

Thombeau said...

I love these! Thornton did another "portrait" of the Night Blooming Cerus with a clock tower in the background. I believe the clock is striking midnight. It's long been a favorite.