20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate the gardener and writer who turns 91 today. We’ll also learn about the man who created the world’s smallest rose garden. We’ll recognize the lost work of an American botanist and painter. We salute November with an excerpt from a book by an American historical crime novelist. We Grow That Garden Library™…

Read More
August Henry Kramer

Watercolor Flowers On this day in 1989, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch shared an incredible story called Buried Blossoms by Patricia Rice, which shared the story of the long lost work of the botanist August Henry Kramer.  “After 40 years in basements, [Kramer’s] collection of 493 botanical watercolors was scrutinized by two local art appraisers. You…

Read More
20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate the botanist who started the Botanical Gazette back in 1875 and the incredibly down-to-earth yet inspiring garden designer and writer who turns 90 years old today. We’ll learn about the naming error based on the name of an early Governor of Florida and the almost 500 watercolors by a St. Louis botanist…

Read More