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THROUGH A BOTANICAL ARTIST’S EYES
WILDFLOWERS OF SOUTH AFRICA
None can have a healthy love of flowers unless he loves the wild ones.
British artist and botanical painter Marianne North (1830-1890) traveled the world, immortalizing exotic flowers and plants including the striking arrangement from South Africa above. I was able to find little about Forbes Watson, although his observation about wild flowers is often quoted.
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