Dr. Charles Christopher Perry

Perry and Pine  It was on this day in 1880, that the Chicago Tribune wrote an article about the herbarium of Dr. Charles Christopher Perry; it contained 15,000 species and it was being presented to the Davenport Academy of Sciences.     Thirty years earlier, in 1850, Perry had written to the botanist John Torrey,…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Have you ever needed to move a bumblebee nest? We discovered a nest under the basketball hoop on the driveway when the guys came to seal coat. To move it, I waited until dusk. Then I grabbed a terra cotta pot that was a little bigger than the nest… and my pizza peel from the…

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