Francis Hallé photo by David Richard

The Poetic Botanist #OTD, It’s the birthday of Francis Hallé born today on April 15, 1938. Hallé is a French botanist and biologist and his specialty is tropical rainforests and tree architecture. Atlas Obscura wrote an article about Halle called, “The Botanist Who Made Fantastical Sketches of Rain Forest Flora”. It’s true. Halle’s work in…

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The Atlas of Poetic Botany by Francis Hallé

As Heard on The Daily Gardener Podcast: Today’s Book Recommendation: The Atlas of Poetic Botany by Francis Hallé This Atlas invites the reader to tour the farthest reaches of the rainforest in search of exotic―poetic―plant life. Guided in these botanical encounters by Francis Hallé, who has spent forty years in pursuit of the strange and…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

William Kent wrote: “A garden is to be a world unto itself, it had better make room for the darker shades of feeling as well as the sunny ones.” I’ve usually thought about my garden as my happy place. It’s a natural mood changer for me. But I remember one time when I was out…

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