April 20, 2021 Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, Charles Plumier, William Bartram, George MacDonald on April, Ken Druse’s New York City Gardener by Ken Druse and Peter Barr

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Today we celebrate the botanist who named the fuchsia plant. We’ll also learn about the first American to become a full-time naturalist. We’ll hear some charming thoughts on April and May from a Scottish author who mentored Lewis Carroll. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a 25-year-old garden classic written to help gardeners in the…

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Plants Inspired by People

Poinsettia

And it was on this day in 1950 that The Ithaca Journal out of Ithaca New York published a question from a reader.   The reader wanted an answer to this question: Please list a few plants that are named for people. The answer: The poinsettia was named ‘for Joel R. Poinsett, a famous statesman.  …

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