20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate an American lyrical poet and playwright who wrote some beautiful poems about flowers. We’ll also learn about the Scottish surgeon who advised using sphagnum moss to treat wounded soldiers.   We hear inspiring words about Winter Aconite (Eranthis hyemalis “YER-anth-iss hy-uh-MAY-lis”) We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book about medicine -…

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Albert Francis Blakeslee

Plant Genetics November 16, 1954 Today is the anniversary of the death of the prominent American botanist and geneticist Albert Francis Blakeslee. For his doctoral dissertation, Albert revealed incredible new facts about bread molds: bread molds can be male or female, and bread molds have sex. In 1937, Albert proved that colchicine caused chromosomes to…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate the man known as the “Pansy King.” We’ll also learn about the Anglo-Australian botanist who first described much of the Eucalyptus genus. We remember the American botanist who had a favorite plant he liked to use in the study of heredity – and it wasn’t peas. We salute one of America’s most…

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