Forrest Shreve

Shreve’s Desert Laboratory Today is the birthday of the American botanist Forrest Shreve. We owe such a debt of gratitude to Shreve. Shreve was THE preeminent botanist of North American deserts during the first half of the twentieth century. Shreve worked out of a laboratory in Tucson, Arizona and the lab was perfectly situated for…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate the preeminent botanist of North American deserts. We’ll also learn about a beloved botanist and librarian with the Missouri Botanical Gardens. We celebrate the Canadian Landscape artist, who was a member of Canada’s treasured Group of Seven. We also celebrate a genuinely great English-Kiwi botanist. We honor summer gardening and garden life…

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Forrest Shreve

The Desert Botanist #OTD On this day in 1878, the American botanist Forrest Shreve was born. We owe such a debt of gratitude to Shreve.  He was THE preeminent botanist of North American deserts during the first half of the Twentieth Century.  Shreve worked out of a laboratory in Tucson, Arizona. The lab was ideally…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Have you checked to see if there is an herb society near you? Herb societies offer gardeners what I call next-level understanding of plants. Aside from parsley, oregano, and thyme, you’ll probably be surprised by the sheer number of plants that fall into the herbal category; bronze fennel, red-veined sorrel, lovage, tansy, and sweet cicely.…

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