Thursday, May 7, 2009

What genus are you? (No. 2)

I think I'm going to have a few more of these wildflower illustrations up my sleeve - so I've decided to start a series! These images come from a very informative book - Warne's Model housekeeper; a manual of domestic economy in all its branches - and it really is quite the manual! There's everything from how to keep cows to instructions on roasted boar's head for your next ballroom dinner party event. My favorite bits from the book are obviously the flowers in the back - although the potatos are a close second!

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Henbane

Henbane

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Common Hemlock

Common Hemlock

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Green Hellebore

Green Hellebore

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White Poppy

White Poppy

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Foxglove

Foxglove

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Monk's Hood

Monk's Hood

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(Man, it was really hard to pick my favorites from the bunches !!)

9 comments:

Amanda Nicole said...

Ooo, I want the white poppy image!

lillian jayne said...

me=foxglove. <3.

Parapluie said...

Love the foxgloves!

Madeline said...

i love the monks hats. funny name for a flower

Quenchant of the Curious said...

OH, but old manuals are the best!--you have a very lovely blog!

Hannah said...

so cool, makes me want to garden!

Christines memory said...

I would lova a cabin full of images like that. And a flowery garden.

I was wondering, would you like to visit my blog? You see, I get a lot of inspiration from you, it would be realy nice to know wath you think of it:)
Love

Cassiopeia said...

ah, i love the monkshood... just too sweet! :-D

xxxc

jessica said...

I couldda sworn I commented on this already...but I think this is my favorite bunch of the series so far!!! There's something so gorgeous and nostlgic about all of these! I definitly want to use some of these lovely images in my future mixed-media collages! They're beaauuu-tee-ful! Thanks for postin'!

xx

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