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Nature-loving Women

My grandmother grew roses; my grandfather grew raspberries, black and red, and grapes, white and purple; my father grew orchids; my mother painted blossoms galore in her works of art that hang in galleries, institutions, and homes, including mine. So, no wonder that I grow perennials, annuals, shrubs, bask in digging in the soil, and have visited many landmarks to nature-loving and preserving women. Here is a sampling from my collection: From top to bottom with the date I photographed it in parentheses (click on images to increase size): Kate Sessions, SCIENTIST, HORTICULTURIST, NURSERYWOMAN "MOTHER OF BALBOA PARK" statue by Ruth Haywood located in Balboa Park, San Diego. (2006) Minerva Hamilton Hoyt, “APOSTLE OF THE CACTI” Oasis Visitor Center, Joshua Tree National Park, California (1995)

Eloise Butler, TEACHER OF BOTANY . . .FOUNDER AND FIRST CURATOR . . .”

Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary, Minneapolis, Minnesota (1991)

“Song of the Turtle Dove,” postcard of painting by my mother, Maritza Morgan (carved on wood and painted with acrylics, 1981)






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