Hi all, Web site of general interest. Susan Elegant watercolors of hundreds of flowers--from the familiar to the unusual--enliven the pages of a historic British gardening journal called Curtis's Botanical Magazine. The National Agricultural Library in Beltsville, Md., holds one of the most complete collections of this periodical, which has been published continuously since 1787. The library has made the first 26 volumes of the journal available on the World Wide Web at: http://www.nal.usda.gov/curtis The magazine was founded by William Curtis, a self-taught botanist who wanted to keep avid gardeners in the British Isles well informed about the impressive array of flowering plants that could flourish in their gardens and greenhouses. The magazine's detailed, accurate and delightful illustrations are each accompanied by a narrative about the plant's origin and care. Some issues feature plates of less-common plants such as crimson monarda, hairy wachendorfia, sweet-scented tritonia and winged-podded sophora. Others display plants with picturesque or amusing names like broad-lipped purple side-saddle flower, cobweb houseleek, melancholy toad-flax and warty St. John's wort.