20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate the botanist who served as Lieutenant Governor of New York and the first American female botanist in America. We’ll learn about the man who changed agriculture forever with his invention. Today’s Unearthed Words feature the English Victorian author born today. He loved geraniums. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book that…

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Alexander Garden

The First Botanical Spark April 15, 1791 Today is the anniversary of the death of Alexander Garden, of Charleston, South Carolina, who was a steady and delightful writer of letters to other eminent botanists of his day. The Gardenia flower is named for Alexander Garden. Alexander’s letters provide a glimpse into his life; one of…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

William Kent wrote: “A garden is to be a world unto itself, it had better make room for the darker shades of feeling as well as the sunny ones.” I’ve usually thought about my garden as my happy place. It’s a natural mood changer for me. But I remember one time when I was out…

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