Aven Nelson

The Father of Wyoming Botany Today is the 121st anniversary of the 14-week botanical expedition through Yellowstone led by the botanist Aven Nelson. Aven had hired a student named Leslie Gooding to be the chore boy for $10 per month. The group assembled at the University of Wyoming, where Nelsen was a new teacher. Leslie…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we remember a pioneering seedsman out of Rockford, Illinois, whose company became the world’s largest mail-order seed company. We’ll also learn about an Irish playwright and critic who had a unique writing hut in his garden. We recognize the botanist who botanized in Yellowstone for an entire summer. We also revisit some July Folklore…

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Aven Nelson

Expedition Through Yellowstone #OTD It’s the 120th anniversary of the 14-week botanical expedition through Yellowstone led by the botanist Aven Nelson. Aven had hired a student named Leslie Goodding to be the chore boy for $10 per month. The group assembled at the University of Wyoming, where Nelsen had been hired to teach. Leslie remembered the…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Did you know that lilies enjoy being planted in part shade? They don’t really like to be baked in full sun. If you plant them in a little bit of shade, it will allow your plant to experience less stress, and thus, it will elongate its stem. Lilies that are grown in full sun tend…

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