20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate the self-taught botanist who saved the San Francisco herbarium. We’ll also learn about the woman who helped describe the flora of Yosemite. We’ll hear a little passage about the magic of light. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a magnificent new book by a modern plant master: Dan Hinckley. And then we’ll…

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Alice Eastwood

A Curator of Botany Today is the anniversary of the death of the Canadian American self-taught botanist Alice Eastwood who died on this day in 1953.  Eastwood is remembered for saving almost 1500 specimens from a burning building following the San Francisco earthquake in 1906. Afterward, she wrote about the specimens that didn’t make it:…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate the impressionist Landscape painter who included kitchen gardens as a subject and the botanist who gave a speech in 1916 about his four rules of home landscaping. We’ll learn about the English botanist who saved many varieties of Japanese cherry from extinction and the botanist who braved the destruction of the 1906…

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