Denys Zirngiebel

The Pansy King November 16, 1964    Today is the anniversary of the death of the Swiss-born naturalist, florist, and plant breeder Denys Zirngiebel. After marrying his wife Henrietta, the Denys immigrated to America. Once he established a home in Needham, Massachusetts, Denys sent for his wife and little boy. Denys and Henrietta had four…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate the man known as the “Pansy King.” We’ll also learn about the Anglo-Australian botanist who first described much of the Eucalyptus genus. We remember the American botanist who had a favorite plant he liked to use in the study of heredity – and it wasn’t peas. We salute one of America’s most…

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