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Where art and horticulture meet.
Seeds: Beyond its pungent flavor and culinary versatility, dill has a long history of medicinal use. Ancient Egyptians referred to dill as a soother; gladiators believed it imparted courage; churchgoers felt the seeds sparked alertness; and villagers considered dill a protective charm. Dill still makes great pickles. But what of its other uses for the modern age? Where do we most need to be soothed, courageous, alert, and protected? Traffic jams on Long Island.
Specific: Anetheum graveolens.
Artists at Wildflower Graphics combines the hand-drawn illustrations of Lynne Bittner (1957-2016) with the digital wizardry of her husband, Richie Bittner, and daughter, Dorothy Greenhouse. Their work allows the inner light of plant forms to shine.