Leguminosae – Calliandra houstoni – Acacia houstoni

leguminosae-20calliandra-houstoni1Sydenham Teast Edwards (1768 – 1819)

Sydenham Teast Edwards was a botanical artist who worked for 27 years for Curtis’s Botanical magazine. In 1815 he started the rival The botanical register; consisting of coloured figures of exotic plants, cultivated in British gardens; with their history and mode of treatment. The text for the first 14 years is by John Bellenden Ker and the volumes 15-33 by John Lindley as Edward’s botanical register. The principal illustrators were Edwards himself, M. Hart and Miss Drake and the engravers Sansom, Smith, S. Watts, White and G. Barclay.

Why Flowers Have Lost Their Scent


Canarina canariensis
Sydenham Edwards (1799)

Pollution is dulling the scent of flowers and impeding some of the most basic processes of nature, disrupting insect life and imperilling food supplies, a new study suggests.
A vicious cycle is set up where insects struggle to get enough food and the plants do not get pollinated enough to proliferate.

http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/why-flowers-have-lost-their-scent-812168.html

Perfumes are the feelings of flowers

Sydenham Teast Edwards, “The Botanical Register: consisting of coloured figures of exotic plants, cultivated in British gardens; with their history and mode of treatment”

 

Perfumes are the feelings of flowers.
~Heinrich Heine, The Hartz Journey

My roses are whispering to one another; each has a different face, and every day the expression of each face changes; throughout the season the story evolves.

Bees tell.