February 18, 2021 The Little Fern That Could, Antoine Nicolas Duchesne, Snowy Owls, Showy Lady’s-Slipper, Ellis Rowan by Kate Collins, and the New Rare-Plant House at the Fairchild Tropical Garden

20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate the French botanist who created the modern strawberry. We’ll also learn about the sweet little orchid known as the moccasin flower. We hear words that offer perspective on our loss of wildlife and habitat. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book about one of the world’s best botanical illustrators – and…

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Worth a Visit: The Fairchild Tropical Garden

Fairchild Tropical Garden

“The Fairchild Tropical Garden is a distinguished first cousin of the Arnold Arboretum in Boston, a place where rare plants are preserved, the public is educated and serious research is conducted. Be forewarned that a visit can quickly reduce the most seasoned gardener to amateur status.” July 13, 1986 On this day, The Billings Gazette…

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