Antonio José Cavanilles

Dahlia Pinnata Today is the birthday of the Spanish Enlightenment priest and botanist Antonio José Cavanilles (“Cah-vah-nee-yes”) Antonio was a prolific botanist and probably Spain’s first expert botanist. He was born in Valencia – Spain’s third-largest city. When Antonio struggled to find a job at the university, he moved to France. In Paris, he was…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate the Spanish Enlightenment priest and botanist who named the Dahlia and the glamorous movie star who traded in her star sapphire collection for a tractor. We’ll learn about the item vintners were selling during prohibition and the woman who became the most widely read American Garden author in the United States. Today’s…

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