Elizabeth Fox aka Baroness Holland and the Dahlia

Elizabeth Fox

Baroness Holland November 16, 1845   Today is the anniversary of the death of the English political hostess and flower lover Elizabeth Fox, also known as Baroness Holland. When she was 15, Elizabeth married Sir Godfrey Webster, who was 20 years her senior. After having five children in six years, Elizabeth began an affair with a…

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November 16, 2020 Denys Zirngiebel, Joseph Henry Maiden, Albert Francis Blakeslee, Donald Peattie, The Gardens of Bunny Mellon by Linda Jane Holden, and Elizabeth Fox

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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