Francis Bacon

Of Gardens Today is the birthday of the English philosopher and statesman Francis Bacon. Francis wrote a splendid essay called “Of Gardens.” The essay contains many quotable thoughts on gardening – although the opening line is the most quoted. “God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures. It…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate the birthday of the English Statesman who created “Garden walks” and the birthday of a man who is remembered by Muhly grass. We’ll learn about the man memorialized by a plant name that misspells his last name, and we’ll also learn about the disastrous freeze for Florida growers that happened in the…

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