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Today we celebrate the German-American botanist who saved the French wine industry and the very first Iris-breeder who urged other hybridizers to “be bold.” We’ll learn about the woman who sparked significant legislative change after birds and insects were killed in her garden and the man who fought to protect habitat for the Blazing Star.…

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Charles Christopher Parry

The King of Colorado Botany Today is the birthday of the man known as the King of Colorado Botany, Charles Christopher Parry, who was born on this day in 1823. Parry discovered both the Torrey pine and Engelmann spruce, which gives you a clue about his impressive mentors. Although he rubbed shoulders with the best…

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This past week, I started looking for perennials I want to divide. After the hail storm and siding installation we had earlier this month, I don’t feel too bad about digging up the plants. The garden looks tough. Might as well dig up old plants. I always start with my hostas – in part, because…

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