Alfred Rehder

The Arnold Arboretum Taxonomist Today is the birthday of the Arnold Arboretum taxonomist and dendrologist Alfred Rehder, who was born on this day in 1863.  A dendrologist studies trees, and Rehder was the top dendrologist of his generation. Rehder learned about horticulture from his father, who was an amateur gardener.  He worked at several botanical…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

I had to chuckle the other day as I was putting together my fall containers. The first thing I do when I transition from one season to another is determining which plants are salvageable – the ones that have enough gas to go another season. One of my pots ended up being a bit of…

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