20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today I learned how botanists used to say “hello” to each other. In the 1800s and 1900s, a common way for botanists to introduce themselves, often from the other side of the world, was to send each other plant specimens as the foundation for developing a relationship. When it comes to friendship, plants are icebreakers,…

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So Frail are We

by Agnes Falconer So frail are we, pale are we, Mist-thin, ghost-white — Hark o’er us, spring’s chorus Trills all life’s delight! And no leaf stirs in all the wood Yet see! our blossoms quiver! Dance these not in thy solitude — Forever!   Note: Windflower is the common name for Anemone blanda. As featured…

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