Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

Father of Microbiology Today, in 1632, the “father of microbiology” Antonie van Leeuwenhoek was born.  Leeuwenhoek’s interest in making lenses led to his discovery of microbial life. Leeuwenhoek’s work set the stage for plant anatomy.     This post was featured onThe Daily Gardener podcast: helping gardeners find their roots, one story at a time…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate the scientist who set the stage for Plant Anatomy and the amazing botanical illustrator Marianne North who traveled the world, capturing exotic flowers with her magnificent oil paintings. We also celebrate Margaret Owen, the English galanthophile and gardener we lost five years ago today. We’ll hear some thoughts from Emily Dickinson about…

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