Edwin Jellett

The Independent Gazette December 4, 1903 On this day, the Germantown historian, botanist, and writer Edwin Jellett wrote his final column for The Independent Gazette. Edwin’s charming column in The Independent Gazette appeared for forty weeks and shared his thoughts on his two passions: history and botany in Northwest Philadelphia. Gardeners will appreciate that every…

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Edwin Jellett

The Germantown Botanist Today is the birthday of the Germantown historian, botanist, and writer Edwin Jellett who was born on this day in 1860. The town of Germantown owes such a debt of gratitude to Edwin Jellett, who devoted himself to capturing the history and the flora of the area now part of Northwest Philadelphia.…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate the man who wrote extensively about the history and flora of Germantown and… We’ll learn about the 11-roomed garden created to honor the tobacco magnate James Buchanan Duke. We’ll hear some beautiful thoughts on nature by an English Victorian author who was born on this day in 1819. We Grow That Garden…

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