20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate the botanist who saved the Lewis and Clark specimen sheets. We’ll also learn about the successful botanist and garden designer who introduced the navel orange. We’ll recognize the Conservatory stocked by the World’s Fair. We’ll hear a charming verse about the mistletoe by a poet entomologist. We Grow That Garden Library™ with…

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Aylmer Lambert

Flora Americana The English botanist Aylmer Lambert wrote to his peer, and the President of the Linnean Society, Sir James Edward Smith. Lambert was giving Smith a heads up that Frederick Pursh’s Flora Americana was published. Five years earlier, Frederick had been working for Benjamin Smith Barton in America. Barton was supposed to process the…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate the man who wrote the Flora of North America from across the pond in London much to the chagrin of American botanists. We’ll learn about the Dutch botanist who discovered the phalaenopsis orchid and the coleus on the island of Java. Today’s Unearthed Words review some sayings about the month of February…

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