Saturday, March 14, 2009

The Herbarium

This herbarium was given to me by a close family is a collection of preserved plant specimens......various herbs and wildflowers....every page is filled.....although it appears as if some have been cut out of the book....probably for framing. I am guessing that this book was worked on by Miss Lydia Woodward sometime in the late 1800's. I have two other herbariums that I purchased on Ebay which are not in good condition and I plan to take apart and frame the best specimens. This one will remain just as it is. Isn't it amazing that these botanicals have survived all this time?


Carole said...

WOW your soooo lucky! I'd love a book like that. It is amazing they have held up this long. No central air or dehumidifiers like we have now.
I was especially impressed with the vividness of the blue flowers. Not sure what it is? Any guesses out there?

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh Laura...I could only dream of owning an herbarium!!! They are just breathtakingly beautiful to me ~ what a treasure...xxoo, Dawn