20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate the German artist who painted botanicals with extraordinary detail. We’ll also learn about the botanist who left his mark on the anatomy of the human eye. We celebrate the Spanish botanist who spent his life in Columbia, where, among other things, he studied the cinchona tree and used the quinine to treat…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate a bryologist who Asa Gray called, “a noble fellow” and the botanist who, along with his wife, helped found the New York Botanic Garden in the Bronx. We’ll learn about one of the first and most prolific professional female garden photographers and the female botanist with a mountain named in her honor.…

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Algernon Swinburne

The poet, Algernon Swinburne, was born on this day in 1837. In his poem, A Forsaken Garden, he describes a garden – or rather, “the ghost of a garden.” At the beginning of the show, we talked about the dreams we have for our gardens. In this poem, the dreamer of the garden has left, and…

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