Dame Helen Gwynne-Vaughan

Most Excellent Order Today is the birthday of Dame Helen Gwynne-Vaughan – a prominent English botanist and mycologist. She died in 1967. Gwynne-Vaughn also helped form the University of London’s Suffrage Society – where she was the first female professor. During #WWI, she also helped establish the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps. Due to her extraordinary…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate a man known as “The Pathfinder” and the birthday of a man who impoverished himself writing a book in tribute to Carl Linnaeus. We’ll learn about the woman who was as passionate about botany as she was assisting with the war effort and today’s National Day that celebrates a garden creature. (Hint:…

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Dame Helen Gwynne-Vaughan

Inspiration for Women Today is the anniversary of the death of Dame Helen Gwynne-Vaughan – a prominent English botanist and mycologist. She died in 1967. Early on, Gwynn-Vaughan researched rust fungi. But she also helped form the University of London’s Suffrage Society – where she was the first female professor. During #WWI, she also helped…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

If your garden looks a little sad right now, it could probably benefit from the addition of some no-fail fantastic fall perennials. Here are some of my favorites: If you have a sunny, wet area, Joe-Pye weed is a perfect choice. The blooms are super tall and a favorite with pollinators. The Latin name is…

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