Edith Wilder Scott

The Rose Valley Couple Today is the anniversary of the death of the heiress and horticulturist Edith Wilder Scott. When Edith was a young woman, she met and fell in love with Arthur Scott at Swarthmore College. Arthur, by the way, invented the throw-away paper towel and was the heir of the Scott Paper Company.…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we remember the creation of legislation that turned 778 acres of land into a beloved park in New York City. We’ll also learn about the State Flower of Maine – it’s the only floral emblem that does not produce a blossom. We salute the Swarthmore (“SWATH-more”) College alumni and horticulturist who created a magnificent…

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