Francis Ledwidge

The Poet of the Blackbirds Today is the anniversary of the death of the Irish war poet and soldier Francis Ledwidge. Francis grew up in the Irish countryside. When he became a writer, he established himself as the “poet of the blackbirds.” Francis was killed in action during World War I at the Battle of…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we remember the beloved English writer who was punished for treason but adored with flowers. We’ll also learn about the female botanical illustrator, who is known as the “Audubon of botany.” We celebrate the Dean of American Architecture. We also salute the “poet of the blackbirds.” We honor the establishment of the horticulture program…

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