Thursday, July 27, 2006

Common Threads

What do all of these things have in common?

  • Landscape plan by Jens Jensen of Union Park, Chicago
  • Watercolor of a mushroom by Helene Beggs
  • Children’s book telling the story of the Lorax by Dr. Seuss
  • Catalog from Buckbee Nursery (Rockford, Illinois) printed in 1897
  • Biography of Rachel Carson, founder of the contemporary environmental movement
  • Letters from Joy Morton to his son, Sterling Morton
  • Line drawings featuring oak trees by May T. Watts
  • Detailed instructions on pruning techniques in Pruning Made Easy
  • Collection of porcelain birds created by artist Dorothy Doughty
  • Raintree Fountain by Sylvia Shaw Judson
  • Description of propagation techniques for woody plants
  • Early issues of Curtis's Botanical Magazine

These are all resources found in the Sterling Morton Library! Open to all, the Library’s hours are Tuesday through Friday from 9-5 and Saturday from 10-4. The Library is a rich resource of information focusing on the literature of botany and horticulture. Located on the east side of the Arboretum, the Library is a short walk from the Visitor Center. Everyone is welcome to use our collections and staff/members/volunteers have borrowing privileges to the circulating collection. Visit us today!

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