Wildflowers in Bloom at the San Francisco Botanical Garden

March 04, 2014
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Entry to the garden. Photo by David Kruse-Pickler

Hundreds of native wildflowers bloom with life as the meadows awaken at the San Francisco Botanical Garden. A colorful show for any botanic enthusiast, we have 5 reasons to further persuade a trip this spring, just be careful not forget your heart in San Francisco when you leave.

Art + Botany: Mary Vaux Walcott, the "Audubon of Botany"

February 23, 2012
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In 1925 the Smithsonian Institution published a five-volume collection of botanic illustrations titled North American Wild Flowers. The lengthy work cataloged plants that grew throughout the continent, with companion information about each specimen.

Photo by: Rob Cardillo

This was Larry Weaner’s dream job, the one he’d been preparing for all his life. The owner of a large country place near Allentown, Pennsylvania, wanted a landscape that would be beautiful, easy to maintain, and wildlife-friendly, and he was giving Weaner free rein. The designer would draw on his decades of experience creating natural gardens and his lifelong affinity for nature — a love that went back to his boyhood in urban Philadelphia, 60 miles away.

This article was first published in Garden Design September/October 2011