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Friday’s Library Snapshot … a flower or two!!

May 24, 2013

As the Chelsea Flower Show continues this week  I thought I would find one or two images that be a suitable tribute a very English event.  They need no explanation … just to say there will be no prizes for guessing my favourite … which is yours?


Our country’s flowers and how to know them ; being a complete guide to the flowers and ferns of Britain by W.J. Gordon ; illustrated by John Allen.

Our wild flowers familiarly described and illustrated by Louisa Anne Twamley

The children’s book of wild-flowers and the story of their names by Gareth H. Browning illustrated by M.C. Pollard

The Wright encyclopedia of gardening by Walter P. Wright ; frontispiece and title page by Robert Gibbings.

Common wayside flowers by Thomas Miller with Birket Foster

11 Comments leave one →
  1. May 24, 2013 10:11 am

    My favorite is the one in the middle.

    • May 24, 2013 10:23 am

      Oh yes the Cow parsley … not too much of that at Chelsea … much on the roadside … beautiful lace!! _/\_

  2. May 24, 2013 1:04 pm

    mine is the furthest right on the top line 🙂

  3. francesca kay permalink
    May 24, 2013 11:25 pm

    It’s got to be fritillary for me – so simple and so complicated at the same time.

    • May 25, 2013 7:43 am

      Yes, seems to be the favourie so far and there were two pictures I just noticed. I liked them all but the Gibbings was my favourite. .

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