Agnes Block

First Pineapple in Europe Today is the anniversary of the death of the inspiring female Dutch collector, paper artist, illustrator, and horticulturist, Agnes Block. A Dutch Mennonite, Agnes first married a silk merchant named Hans de Wollf. His income made it possible for Agnes to pursue her many passions. The Dutch poet Joost van den…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate the French botanist and explorer who christened the Begonia, the Magnolia, and the Fuchsia. We’ll also learn about one of the best and earliest botanical collectors and artists in Holland – and she was a woman to boot. We celebrate the American naturalist born into one of our country’s botanical founding families.…

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