Alwyn Howard Gentry

The Tropical Botanist Today is the anniversary of the death of the American botanist Alwyn Howard Gentry. It’s been 75 years since Alwyn’s life was tragically cut short when his plane crashed in fog into a forested mountain during a treetop survey in Ecuador. At the time, Alwyn was just 48 years old, and he…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we remember the busiest man in London. We’ll also learn about the man honored by the Baobab tree. We salute a daughter of Winterthur, We also recognize a life cut short in the world of tropical botany. And we’ll look back on a letter from one garden writer to another written on this day…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate the Scottish naturalist who walked 838 miles to London and the birthday of a man who learned a great deal from growing peas. We’ll learn about one of the most prolific plant collectors of Western Australia flora, and we’ll celebrate what would have been the 75th birthday of a towering figure in…

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