Alphonse Pyramus de Candolle

The Father of Growing Regions #OTD 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,…

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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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