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Today we celebrate a botanist remembered for his work with Pears and Camellias. We’ll also learn about a botanist who specialized in grasses and traveled extensively to collect them. We’ll learn about the work of a forensic botanist back in the early 1980s. We take a moment to savor December – courtesy of a verse…

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Agnes Chase

The First Lady of Grasses April 29, 1869 Today is the birthday of the petite, fearless, and indefatigable botanist Agnes Chase. Agnes was an agrostologist—a studier of grass. A self-taught botanist, Agnes’s first position was as an illustrator at the USDA’s Bureau of Plant Industry in Washington, D.C. In this position, Agnes worked as an…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Merriam-Webster gives the following synonyms for the word perennial: abiding, enduring, perpetual, undying Those terms can give gardeners unrealistic expectations for their perennials. They’re not eternal. They will eventually part ways with your garden. But, for as long as they can, your perennials will make a go of it. Returning to the garden after their…

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