Andrew Thomas Gage

“Invention of the Devil” December 1, 1910  On this day in the Scottish Botanist and Surgeon, Andrew Thomas Gage wrote from India to complain about some new technology he had been given; the telephone. Andrew served as the Director of the Botanical Survey of India and he worked at the Botanic Garden in Calcutta. Andrew…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate the botanist who wrote one of the first Herbals. We’ll also learn about the botanist who wasn’t thrilled about getting one of India’s first telephones. We’ll recognize the lost work of an American botanist and painter. We’ll remember the Hollywood Legend who loved gardening alongside his famous wife. We’ll hear an excerpt…

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