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Growing Things: A Film Lesson in “Nature Study” (1928)

Adam Green - May 18, 2017 in beans, education, garden, gardens, growing, time lapse

Gardening lessons from the late 1920s, centreing on the cultivation of beans, including some wonderful time-lapse footage and inter-titles to match.

A Floral Fantasy in an Old English Garden (1899)

Adam Green - May 10, 2012 in floral, flowers, garden, non-article, texts, Texts: 19th, Texts: Childrens, Texts: Fairytales, Texts: Fiction, Texts: Miscellaneous, Texts: Picturebooks, Texts: Poetry, walter crane


A Floral Fantasy in an Old English Garden, set forth in verses & coloured designs, by Walter Crane; 1899; Harper, London

Walter Crane (1845–1915) is considered to be the most prolific and influential children’s book creator of his generation and, along with Randolph Caldecott and Kate Greenaway, one of the strongest contributors to the child’s nursery motif that the genre of English children’s illustrated literature would exhibit in its developmental stages in the latter 19th century. His work featured some of the more colourful and detailed beginnings of the child-in-the-garden motifs that would characterize many nursery rhymes and children’s stories for decades to come. (Wikipedia)

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