Catharina Helena Dörrien

Catharina Helena Dörrien

Beautiful Botanical Art March 1, 1717 Today is the birthday of the German artist, children’s book author, translator, editor, and pioneering female botanist Catharina Helena Dörrien (“Durr-ee-in”). Catharina was born into an intellectual family in Hildesheim, a community Southeast of Hannover. Her father, Ranier, believed that while beauty fades, ignorance can be a lifelong affliction.…

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March 1, 2021 Thirty Irresistible Plants for Butterflies, Catharina Dörrien, Lenore Mulets, Alice and Forsythia, Fearless Gardening by Loree Bohl, and a Little Rose History with Fun Facts

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Today we celebrate the first woman to describe Fungi (“funj-eye”) using the Linnaean system of classification. We’ll also learn about a little-known prolific nature and floral writer from the 1800s. We hear a little recollection by a garden writer who received an armload of Forsythia from a friend named Alice, just when she needed it…

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