Frederick Orpen Bower

The Man Honored by the Bower Building November 4, 1855  Today is the birthday of the English botanist and Primitive Plant Expert Frederick Orpen Bower. Bower served as the Regius chair of botany at the University of Glasgow “Glahs-go.” When he arrived in 1885, the department was housed in two rooms, and the herbarium was…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate the man who is remembered in the botany building at the University of Glasgow. We’ll also learn about the mystery behind the California Fan Palm. We’ll salute the Folklore of November, along with a witty poem about November by an American poet and satirist. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book…

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