Charles Daubeny

Jewel of the Desert Today is the birthday of the 19th-century professor of botany at Oxford University — as well as a chemist and geologist — Charles Daubeny (dow-Ben-EE). The herbarium at Oxford is named in his honor, as is the Daubenya genus (dow-Ben-ya) in the Hyacinth family. In 1835, the genus was described by…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate a woman who was once the wealthiest woman in England, and she happily spent a fortune on plants. We also celebrate the man who transformed his family farm into a glorious garden. And, we’ll learn about the Oxford professor who is remembered by a flower known as the “Jewel of the Desert.”…

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