August Wilhelm Eichler

August Wilhelm Eichler

Flora Brasiliensis April 22, 1839 Today is the birthday of the German botanist August Wilhelm Eichler. Wilhelm developed one of the first widely used natural systems of plant classification. Most importantly, it was the first classification system based on evolution. In addition, Wilhelm divided the plant kingdom into non-floral plants and floral plants. Wilhelm spent…

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April 22, 2021 Plants and People of Vanuatu, J Sterling Morton, August Wilhelm Eichler, Spring Gratitude, Kitchen Garden Cookbook by Jeanne Kelley, and the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden

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Today we celebrate the man who conceived of a new holiday that became Arbor Day. We’ll also learn about the man who developed the first classification system for plants based on evolution. We’ll hear some grateful words about spring from the author Barbara Kingsolver. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a garden cookbook that is…

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August Wilhelm Eichler

August Wilhelm Eichler

The Martinus Master April 22, 1839 Today is the birthday of the botanist August Wilhelm Eichler. Wilhelm was a German botanist, and he developed one of the first widely used natural systems of plant classification. Most importantly, Wilhelm’s work created the first classification system based on evolution. In his work, Wilhelm divided the plant kingdom…

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April 22, 2019 Perennials, Tasha Tudor, Earth Day, August Wilhelm Eichler, Gloria Galeano, William Bartram Journal, Kew’s Gardener’s Guide to House Plants, Planting Trees and Shrubs, the Eichler Treasure Trove, and Peter Hirsch

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Children’s book writer and illustrator Tasha Tudor (Books by this author) once said, It’s exciting to see things coming up again, plants that you’ve had for 20 or 30 years. It’s like seeing an old friend. This made me think of the old saying; Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver and…

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