Thursday, 31 January 2013

The good, the Bard and the beautiful

Did you know, there is no mention of orchids in Shakespeare?

I came across the Natural History of Shakespeare, a floral gem, and simply had to check.

Rose, lily, carnation, marigold, columbine, pansy, lavender, pink, wallflower, Holy Thistle, violet, daffodil, primrose, oxlip, daisy, lady-smocks, woodbine, eglantine, honeysuckle, cowslip, harebell, love-in-idleness. Even ferns. Weeds. Insects. Reptiles. Mythical creatures.

No orchids. Still, it was fun looking through such a delightful text. Copyright-free.


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