Carl Ludwig Blume

Blume the Botanist February 3, 1862 Today is the anniversary of the death of the German-Dutch botanist with the perfect last name – Carl Ludwig Blume. Born in Germany and orphaned by the age of five, Carl proved to be a bright little boy and a successful student. He studied at the University of Leiden in…

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Carl Ludwig Blume

Blume the Botanist Today is the Anniversary of the death of the German-Dutch botanist with the perfect last name – Carl Ludwig Blume. Born in Germany and orphaned by the age of five, Blume proved to be a bright little boy and a successful student. He studied at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands…

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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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