Adelbert von Chamisso

A Romantic Poet Today is the birthday of French-German poet, naturalist, and botanist Adelbert von Chamisso (“Sha-ME-So”). Born into a French Noble family, Chamisso’s family fled to Germany after the French Revolution. Chamisso is remembered for a number of different accomplishments. His creativity was captured in a novella called Peter Schlemihl’s Wonderful History, published in…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate the botanical illustrator who was wrongfully fired from his first job and the French botanist who spent a month in California with a boatful of Russians. We’ll learn about the botanical name of the city where people leave their hearts, and we’ll fall in love with a classic garden writer from Bronxville,…

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