This poem from Curtis's Botanical Magazine in 1824 accompanies the ten 19th century flower paintings.
|First Day Cover -6January 1997|
The names of the flowers and the artists (of whom I had never heard) are included on the information card along with the poem. I won't spell out the Latin names of the flowers - I'll just give the names I know them by.
Top row: Gentian; Magnolia, Camellia, Tulips, Fuschia
Btm row: Tulips, Gazania, Iris, Amaryllis, Passion Flower
Top: G D Ehret, G D Ehret, A Chandler, G D Ehret, A J Withers
Btm: G D Ehret, C C Sowerby, G D Ehret, P J Redoute, G D Ehret
You can find more flowers or signs of Spring at Viridian's sunday stamps 63