Art & Botany: Infographic Posters & Produce

September 06, 2012
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Engravings of rare orchids, paintings of fern varieties, photograveures of seeds—botanic art has long been characterized by an aesthetic that is accurate and precise. This week, Art & Botany features a modern sort of scientific illustration: the infographic. 

Botanic Notables: Autumn Colors in a Japanese Flower Park

October 15, 2011
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When I lived in New England, we made autumn excursions to the orange and red hills of Vermont and New Hampshire. On the west coast, we get lost in corn mazes. Cooler temperatures mean that it's no longer summer, but the season still beckons us outside with fields of fiery-colored abundance. And in Japan, October is no different. Just outside Tokyo is a flower park that blooms bright in autumn. The hills are covered with Kochia scoparia (syn.