Edgar Walter Denison

The Beauty of Missouri  Today is the anniversary of the death of the botanist Edgar Walter Denison, who was an expert on Missouri’s wildflowers.  Denison died in Missouri on this day in 1993. Tennyson had emigrated to the country from Stuttgart, Germany In 1927. He left behind much of his extended family, including a famously…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today, August 14, is Saint Werenfrid’s Day.  Werenfrid is the patron saint of vegetable gardens. He is often portrayed as a priest holding up a ship with a coffin in it or displayed as a priest laid to rest in his ship. Werenfrid is also invoked for gout and stiff joints, which, if you’re a…

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