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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4 comments:

Christina @ Fashion's Most Wanted said...

These are beautiful xx

maison21 said...

lovely.

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.