Allan Octavian Hume

A Lifelong Naturalist It’s the birthday of British civil servant Allan Octavian Hume born on this day in 1829.   Hume had worked in India for more than three decades.   Hume said, “I look upon myself as a Native of India.”   Hume was a lifelong naturalist.   In his late twenties, Hume began…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Is your garden new to you this year? Recently at a garden center, I ran into a woman who had just moved. She was tentatively buying just a few plants – curious to see what would work in her new space. One of the things we ended up talking about was the micro-climate she had…

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