Adelbert van Chamiso

Chamiso, The Cape, and The California Poppy It was on this day that the botanist and German poet Adelbert van Chamiso died. When he was 30, Chamiso ended up in Switzerland, where he decided to devote himself to botanical research. In 1815, he was appointed the botanist for a Russian expedition. He collected on the…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

How do you start adding living mulch to your garden? One of the simplest ways is just to look for the spots in your garden that are bare. Look for the open areas and start there. Look under your shrubs. Look along the edges of your beds. Instead of adding another layer of mulch, add…

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