Diapensiaceae - Schizocodon soldanelloides. From: The garden. An illustrated weekly journal of horticulture in all its branches by William Robinson (editor). Diapensiaceae
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Small family of perennial herbs or subshrubs that grow in the Arctic and north temperate region, especially in East Asia and the eastern United States.
Diapensiaceae - Pyxidanthera barbulata ?
From: Le jardin fleuriste, journal général des progrès et des intérêts horticoles et botaniques by Charles Lemaire (editor).
Gand [Gent], F. et E. Gyselynck, 1852, volume 2, plate 150. Chromolithograph finished by hand (sheet 163 x 244 mm, slight foxing). Text enclosed.
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Lemaire (1800-1871), was a French botanist and specialist on Cactaceae. He worked in Belgium as editor of several important botanical publications, such as the Flore des serres and l'Illustration horticole. Le jardin fleuriste was published from 1851 to 1854 in 4 volumes and is beautifully illustrated, sometimes with large folding plates, which have double numbers. It has a definite preference for the exotic plants, suitable only for the hot-house in northern Europe. In the first half of the 19th century colour-printing from stone dominated the scene of botanical illustration and the Belgian lithographers reached the ultimate in craftmanship, in a period that Belgium was one of the main horticultural centres in Europe.
* Pritzel 10.776; Nissen BBI 2338; Great flower books p. 85; Stafleu & Cowan 4376.
Diapensiaceae - Pyxidanthera barbulata. From: Le jardin fleuriste, journal général des progrès et des intérêts horticoles et botaniques by Charles Lemaire (editor).
Diapensiaceae - Schizocodon soldanelloides ?
From: The garden. An illustrated weekly journal of horticulture in all its branches by William Robinson (editor).
London, 1893, July - December, volume 44, plate 934. Chromolithograph by Guillaume Severeyns after painting by Champion Jones (sheet 280 x 220 mm). Text enclosed.
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All gardeners owe an infinite debt of gratitude to William Robinson - founder of The Garden (1871-1927) and Flora and Sylva (1903-05), and author of The English Flower Garden (1883, etc.) and other works - who helped to break the tyranny of formal bedding and, like Ruskin, drew attention to the beauties of the wild garden. … (Blunt & Stearn). The beautiful colour-plates of The Garden, a popular horticultural publication, were lithographed and printed by the Belgian firm G. Severeyns and its successor J.L. Goffart, notable for their craftmanship.
* Blunt & Stearn pp. 239-240; Nissen BBI 2264.
Diapensiaceae - Schizocodon soldanelloides. From: The garden. An illustrated weekly journal of horticulture in all its branches by William Robinson (editor).