Agoston Haraszthy

Valley of the Moon Today, the Hungarian vintner, Agoston Haraszthy, brought 1,400 varieties of grapevines from Europe to California and planted the first vineyard in the Sonoma Valley in California. Haraszthy’s family was Hungarian nobility. Haraszthy had gotten hold of a book that reported the Wisconsin territory offered the finest land in America. So, in…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate the amateur botanist who was a two-time governor of South Carolina and the birthday of a French modernist painter who left peonies. We’ll learn about the man who brought European grapes to California and the most important Prussian garden-artist of the 19th century. Today’s Unearthed Words feature a poem about January. We…

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Agoston Haraszthy

Buena Vista Today is the birthday of Agoston Haraszthy, who was born on this day in 1812. Haraszthy’s family was Hungarian nobility. In 1840, he immigrated to the United States. Back home, Haraszthy had gotten hold of a book that reported the Wisconsin territory offered the finest land in America. So, he went there first.…

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