I could do with improving my botanical knowledge - I have been known to post a drawing and then ask what it is! I'm one of those people who always looks at the labels and signs on plants, shrubs and trees in botanical gardens BUT the problem is I can't remember them all afterwards. A regular email is going to be a nice simple way of doing learning more about plants - each photo comes with an explanation about the plant and one plant a day will do me nicely!
I've already learned the name of one plant which I'd heard of before and seen it matched to a tree which I liked but didn't know the name of! See Jan 9, 2008: Trachycarpus fortunei
What's very cute about this site is that the missive you receive each day gives you the links to access photos posted on the following day in the previous three years. On the website, you can also scroll through posts from the previous few days. There is also a facility to include a user-submitted photo and there is also a photo of the day web forum where people can submit their photos. About Botany Photo of the Day explains how this works.
Now I'm wondering whether any of the other botanical gardens are doing the same sort of thing.........
Resources for Artists & Art Lovers - Botanical Art, Flowers & Gardens in Art
For more information for artists interested in botanical art, drawing and painting flowers and gardens see my Resources for Artists information sites listed below.
- Botanical Art - Resources for Artists
This site shares information about botanical art - societies, collections, books and other resources which support the development of botanical art. It also links to leading botanical artists in the past and present.
- A History of Botanical Art - Resources for Botanical Art Lovers
This site shares information about the history of botanical art and illustration - leading botanical artists of the past, collections - in museums and online, exhibitions, books and book reviews and other resources for those interested in the historyof botanical art
- Gardens in Art - Resources for Artists
If you love looking at paintings of gardens or enjoy drawing or painting your own garden or gardens you visit then this site will interest you. It also looks at gardens as art and artwork in gardens.
- Flowers in Art - Resources for Artists
Do you love looking at flowers in art? Do you want to know how to learn to draw or paint flowers? Do you want to improve your flower drawings or flower paintings? Or do you just love flowers?
- Botanical Art - Art Book Reviews for Artists
Find a review of the botanical art book you've been thinking about buying. On this site you'll find my book reviews, first published on my blog Making A Mark.