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If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. ~Cicero
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Chicago Botanic Garden

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"The Lenhardt Library collections at the Chicago Botanic Garden include approximately 28,000 titles. 

 

The general collection contains books and journals on such subjects as botany, horticulture, gardening, plant conservation, restoration ecology, horticultural therapy, Midwest flora, international flora, landscape design, garden design, phytopathology, soil science, pest and disease diagnosis, and more." 

 

And then there are the rare books, nursery catalogs, slides, videos and more.

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Biodiversity Heritage Library: Image Sizes in BHL. SEE ALSO: Piece of String, Length of.

"How long is a piece of string?” isn’t a familiar idiom to those living in the Midwest of the continental United States. Well, it wasn’t to at least one person living in the Midwest. It’s the answer you’ll get in the BHL AU office to questions like “How long does it take to build a website?” or any other question to which there isn’t a definitive answer for the general case, like “How big is a page image in BHL?”"

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Jonathan Drori: Why we're storing billions of seeds | Video on TED.com

TED Talks In this brief talk from TED U 2009, Jonathan Drori encourages us to save biodiversity -- one seed at a time.
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Biodiversity Heritage Library: Book of the Week: Bridging the Gap Between Science & Art

Biodiversity Heritage Library: Book of the Week: Bridging the Gap Between Science & Art | Garden Libraries | Scoop.it

"By this point, if you've been following our "Books of the Week" regularly, you know that 18th, 19th, and 20th century taxonomic works weren't just about the nomenclature they presented, but also the stunning illustrations accompanying these species descriptions. Those books with the most colorful, the most visually dynamic, images are those that we tend to gravitate towards for our posts. So, when we came across a book that has been described as "bridging the gap between science and art," we simply had to feature it. That book, perhaps one of the most visually-compelling that we've yet featured, is Kunstformen der Natur (1904), by Ernst Haeckel."

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GPL Butterfly Garden Promo Trailer

Beatrix Butterfly Productions and Greenwood Public Library (Greenwood, Indiana) present a promo trailer featuring the GPL Butterfly Garden.
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[ RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP ] : : Winterthur Museum ‹ Garden & Library Research Fellowship Program 2012­13

"Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library announces its Research Fellowship Program for 2012–13, consisting of short- and long-term fellowships open to academic, independent, and museum scholars, to support advanced study of American art, culture, and history. Fellowships include NEH, dissertation, and short-term fellowships.

 

Fellows have full access to library collections of more than 87,000 volumes and one-half million manuscripts and images, searchable online at winterthur.org. Fellows may conduct object-based research in the museum's collections of 85,000 artifacts and artworks made or used in America to 1860."

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Anna Laurent » Botany Blueprint

Anna Laurent » Botany Blueprint | Garden Libraries | Scoop.it
nature is pretty damn good at this design thing: http://t.co/rcBKgQVX...
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Plant Information Online

Plant Information Online | Garden Libraries | Scoop.it
Use Plant Information Online to discover sources in 1074 North American nurseries for 104779 plants, find 357757 citations to 161488 plants in science and garden literature, link to selected websites for images and regional information about 19131 plants, and access information on 2631 North American seed and nursery firms. Plant Information Online is a free service of the University of Minnesota Libraries.
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Happy Birthday, J.C. Raulston Arboretum! from Denver Botanic Gardens

Happy Birthday, J.C. Raulston Arboretum! from Denver Botanic Gardens | Garden Libraries | Scoop.it

You'll have to read article to find out the ID of this vine!

 

"Bigger is not always better when it comes to public gardening. J. C. Raulston Arboretumis admittedly small: ten acres, with less than a dozen staff. I doubt that any public garden in the last 35 years has exerted HALF the ingenuity, influence or charm than this hearty band of merry gardeners. Serious gardeners across America have made the pilgrimage (in my case half a dozen times) to visit this extraordinary collection of rare trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants arranged in a series of enchanting gardens.

 

Why is this garden so special? The plantsmen here have followed the lead of their namesake, J.C. Raulston himself, who was not only a great designer with plants, but probably the keenest plantsman in North America who always sought out the best cultivars, the most unique species and combined them with great flair in just the right spot. The garden is enormously dynamic, changing constantly. Most importantly, the staff here have always shared both germplasm and knowledge widely."

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GardenDesignOnline: Books: Farming in the City

GardenDesignOnline: Books: Farming in the City | Garden Libraries | Scoop.it

"....you don't have to go way outside the city to grow and/or find excellent local produce. It's likely the most comprehensive survey to date of the "locavore movement" that's persuading chefs, educators, designers and homeowners that there are benefits to growing food close to home -- it promotes good health and also reduces the carbon footprint."

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Plant Image Collection, Botany Department, Smithsonian Institution

Plant Image Collection, Botany Department, Smithsonian Institution | Garden Libraries | Scoop.it

"This library of over 31,000 photographic images of plant species and plant habitats is intended for public as well as professional use. The web images may be used as presented for non-commercial purposes only, with appropriate attribution..."

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Antiques and the Arts Online - ‘Botany & History Entwined’ At Carnegie’s Hunt Institute

Antiques and the Arts Online - ‘Botany & History Entwined’ At Carnegie’s Hunt Institute | Garden Libraries | Scoop.it
Pierre-Joseph Redouté (1759–1840), "Bouquet of flowers,” watercolor on vellum, 1839. This bouquet was painted by Redouté in his final year and was acquired by Rachel Hunt in the last year of her life, capping a history of collecting Redouté items one at a time over decades, including portraits and handwritten letters.
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Botanical Art Exhibition Opens This Week at The Horticultural Society of New York

Botanical Art Exhibition Opens This Week at The Horticultural Society of New York | Garden Libraries | Scoop.it
The 14th Annual International Juried Botanical Art Exhibition opens this week at The Horticultural Society of New York. This exhibition is a collaborative effort between The Horticultural Society o...
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Mertz Library Digital Collection : Browse

Mertz Library Digital Collection : Browse | Garden Libraries | Scoop.it

Among other treasures in the Mertz Digital Library there are digitized versions of the Journal of the New York Botanical Garden from 1900 to 1950, including articles on everything from The Fairy-lore of Flowers to Association of Plants and Minerals.

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Virtual Tour for Kids

Virtual Tour for Kids | Garden Libraries | Scoop.it

"National Arboretum Virtual Tour for Kids

 

We’ve created this special tour for kids to introduce you to some of the Arboretum’s most interesting plants and places (actually, we tried to pick the most weird, cool, and gross plants to share with you!)."

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Gardening By the Book: Planting the Dry Shade Garden

Gardening By the Book: Planting the Dry Shade Garden | Garden Libraries | Scoop.it

"...this is one of the toughest growing situations that I, along with many other gardeners, have.

 

First off, Graham Rice explains what makes a dry shade garden tough for plants. Part of dealing with the problem is understanding it. And then he gives us the good news – news that we’ve known all along – that it’s a matter of growing the right plant for the situation."

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In Pictures: Covent Garden Lawn Library

In Pictures: Covent Garden Lawn Library | Garden Libraries | Scoop.it

What a wonderful, fun idea. Create temporary library/garden/parks. Get people involved and interested by bringing the library to them. Make sure they know where the brick and morter library and the library website live.

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Garden Rant: Dirr's Encyclopedia of Trees and Shrubs

Garden Rant: Dirr's Encyclopedia of Trees and Shrubs | Garden Libraries | Scoop.it
This book is being hailed as the "horticultural publishing event of the year" and that's probably no exaggeration. Professor Michael A. Dirr is THE MAN when it comes to woody plants. And I agree with all the blurbs - that...

 

A new edition! Oh joy!!

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Food and the City: Urban Agriculture and the New Food Revolution — City Farmer News

Food and the City: Urban Agriculture and the New Food Revolution — City Farmer News | Garden Libraries | Scoop.it

Forthcoming February 15, 2012

 

"Food and the City examines alternative food systems in cities around the globe that are shortening their food chains, growing food within their city limits, and taking their “food security” into their own hands. Award-winning food journalist Jennifer Cockrall-King sought out leaders in the urban-agriculture movement and visited cities successfully dealing with “food deserts.” What she found was not just a niche concern of activists but a global movement that cuts across the private and public spheres, economic classes, and cultures."

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The Literary Garden – Revisiting Childhood

The Literary Garden – Revisiting Childhood | Garden Libraries | Scoop.it

This is part 1 of a 2 section post on literary garden books. I love this part on childrens books. It includes some that were my favorites both as a child and a reader to my own child. The second part shouldn't be missed either. At the bottom of the post, click the forward arrow.

 

"I presented a powerpoint program a few years ago on two of my favorite subjects: gardening and books. It ended up being a very good presentation but I haven't had any opportunities to give it since..."

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A Field Guide for the Identification of Invasive Plants in Southern Forests - Bugwoodwiki

A Field Guide for the Identification of Invasive Plants in Southern Forests - Bugwoodwiki | Garden Libraries | Scoop.it
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Parks and other green environments are an essential component of a healthy human habitat — City Farmer News

Parks and other green environments are an essential component of a healthy human habitat — City Farmer News | Garden Libraries | Scoop.it

Just as rats and other laboratory animals housed in unfit environments undergo systematic break- downs in healthy, positive patterns of social functioning, so too do people. In greener settings—rooms, buildings, neighborhoods, and larger areas with more vegetation, we find that people are more generous and more desirous of connections with others; we find stronger neighborhood social ties and greater sense of community, more mutual trust and willingness to help others; and we find evidence of healthier social functioning in neighborhood common spaces—more (positive) social interaction in those spaces, greater shared use of spaces by adults and children. In less green environments, we find higher rates of aggression, violence, violent crime, and property crime— even after controlling for income and other differences. We also find more evidence of loneliness and more individuals reporting inadequate social support.

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CBHL Annual Literature Award [Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries]

CBHL Annual Literature Award [Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries] | Garden Libraries | Scoop.it

"Created in 2000, the CBHL Annual Literature Award is given by CBHL to both the author and publisher of a work that makes a significant contribution to the literature of botany or horticulture."

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Dierama luteoalbidum - Botany Photo of the Day

Dierama luteoalbidum - Botany Photo of the Day | Garden Libraries | Scoop.it

If you don't already know Botany Photo of the Day, it's a wonderful place to learn about unusual or rare plants. One per day.

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Amateur Bot-ann-ist: When Gardeners Can't Sleep I Prescribe This Book

Amateur Bot-ann-ist: When Gardeners Can't Sleep I Prescribe This Book | Garden Libraries | Scoop.it

"My steady bedside grab is called Gardens in Art by Lucia Impelluso. It's part of a series of books put out by The J. Paul Getty Museum simply called: Guide to Imagery. I don't think you have to be an art history expert to enjoy this book, but I am fairly certain it is a must if you love gardens."

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