Oregon Narcissus, 1850

Miner Toi Kee displays narcissus grown for the Chinese New Year celebration holding a water pipe and incense in Jacksonville, Oregon 1850’s     “A genus that is very complex and burdened with numerous uncertainties” — Schultes & Schultes description of Read More …

Sunshine, Food and Medicine for the Soul

“Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.” -Luther Burbank Photo by Jindřich Štreit Share page on:

Poppies of Oz, 1900

The Scarecrow and Tin Woodman carry a sleeping Dorothy and Toto out from the field of Deadly poppies. By W. W. Denslow circa 1900     “All across the meadows, many poppies blossomed, and that were so hypnotic and brilliant Read More …

The English Flower, 1906

“well-grown plants looking graceful. It should be sown in the open ground” – ‘The English flower garden and home grounds’ by William Robinson 1906 The English flower garden and home grounds – William Robinson 1906   Cannabis Sativa (Hemp Plant) Read More …

Presidential Violets, 1900

I want it said of me by those who knew me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow. – Abraham Lincoln   The Violet House section of the White Read More …

The Pretty Flowers, 1952

Robles said he “Grew marijuana because he ‘liked the pretty flower’s on it!” Los Angeles, 1952 Det. Otis Green, Theodore S. Robles and Det. H.I.B. Warren, with 7-foot marijuana plants Robles was found growing in his backyard at 1023 Mahar Read More …

Hashischin Dinner Party, 1909

“But I don’t want to go among mad people,” Alice remarked. “Oh, you can’t help that,” said the Cat: “we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.” “How do you know I’m mad?” said Alice. “You must be,” said the Read More …