Agnes Chase

The First Lady of Grasses #OTD It’s the birthday of botanist who was a petite, fearless, and indefatigable person: Agnes Chase, born on this day in 1869. Chase was an agrostologist—a studier of grass. A self-taught botanist, her first position was as an illustrator at the USDA’s Bureau of Plant Industry in Washington, D.C. In this position, Chase…

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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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