Alphonse Pyramus de Candolle

Father of Geographical Botany Today is the birthday of the botanist Alphonse Pyramus de Candolle, who was born on this day in 1806 the year Linnaeus died.   He was the son of the Swiss botanist Augustin Pyramus de Candolle. Candolle’s ground-breaking book, Origin for Cultivated Plantsbegins, “It is a common saying, that the plants with which…

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Alphonse Pyramus de Candolle

The Father of Growing Regions Botanist Alphonse Pyramus (“Peer-ah-mus”) de Candolle (“Cundull”) died on this day at the ripe age of 87 in Geneva in 1893 (28 October 1806 – 4 April 1893). Born the year Linnaeus died, he was the son of the Swiss botanist Augustin Pyramus de Candolle. His father’s momentous work, Prodromus,…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Have you started to think about your garden in geographical terms? Aside from the zone, you are gardening in, what are the micro-climates in your garden? Areas sheltered by trees, buildings or other structures may be warmer and ideal locations for less hardy plants. Low-lying areas may create boggy or marsh-like conditions – perfect for…

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