20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

The Daylilies are blooming their little hearts out right now. Daylilies are in the genus Hemerocallis which has about 15 species of daylilies. They are not part of the Lilium genus, which is the genus for true lilies. The name Hemerocallis comes from the Greek words ἡμέρα (Hemera) “day” and καλός (Kalos) “beautiful.” In China,…

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Charles Theodore Mohr

The First Botanist of Alabama   #OTD On this day in 1901, The botanist Charles Theodore Mohr wrote a letter expressing his relief at completing his major work – a book called Plant Life of Alabama. “With the completion of this life work, a big weight has been lifted off my shoulders and I feel…

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