Ernest Henry Wilson

Ernest Henry Wilson

Ernest the Explorer February 15, 1876 Today is the birthday of the prolific English plant collector, gardener, botanist, and explorer Ernest Henry Wilson. When the botanist Augustine Henry met with a 22-year-old Ernest Henry Wilson, he wrote to his friend, Evelyn Gleesen, to share his impressions of Ernest after their first visit together: “He is…

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February 15, 2021 Pioneer Trees for the Forest Garden, Archibald Menzies, Ernest Henry Wilson, The Gardener-Botanists of the 1927 South Africa Expedition, Dried Flowers by Morgane Illes, and Garden Design Tips from David Stevens

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Today we celebrate the man who introduced the Monkey Puzzle tree to England. We’ll also learn about the prolific plant explorer who was disabled after searching for the regal lily – but he never had any regrets. We hear some words about the 1927 expedition to South Africa. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a…

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