Alexandre Dumas

Larger-Than-Life Author Today is the birthday of French author of “The Three Musketeers” and gourmet Alexandre Dumas (” Doo-Ma”). Alexandre also wrote the Count of Monte Cristo, which contains many passages about the garden. Here’s one for Chapter 44: “The garden was long and narrow; a stretch of smooth turf extended down the middle, and…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we remember the man who brought Lilacs to America. We’ll also learn about the man who created the Missouri Botanical Gardens, also known as “Shaw’s Garden.” We celebrate the French author, who exchanged his personal library for a lifetime supply of cantaloupe. We also look back at an article from 1938 and the topic…

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