Monthly Archives: September 2008

The Painted Flower

After fruit, flowers may be the most frequent objects depicted in still-life paintings. If you type “still life flowers,” in the Images search engine of Google, you will be rewarded with pages and pages of images from galleries all over … Continue reading

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Mum’s the Word

In the late summer people begin to buy mums in pots. They appear at the roadside nurseries, in farmers’ markets, and even out in front of supermarkets, usually about ready to burst into bloom. Mums bloom in distinctly autumnal colors. … Continue reading

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Making a Meadow

My wife and I have a bed and breakfast in a small upstate New York village. She is trained in horticulture and landscape architecture and decided that we should convert part of our lawn into a “meadow garden.” Part of … Continue reading

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Modernism in Bloom

The Bloomsbury Group, a collective of aesthetes in early 20th century London, got their name from the section of Camden that surrounds Bloomsbury Square. The name is apparently derived from the many gardened squares that dot the neighborhoods. Thomas Wriothesley, … Continue reading

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