October 3, 2019 Pumpkin Allergy, Luis Née, Frederick Lueders, Frederick Pursch, David Hosack, John Torrey, Charles Sprague Sargent, Meta Orred, Sergei Yesenin, Philippa Foot, Montrose by Nancy Goodwin, Christmas Cactus, and George Dexter Butler

20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

I always write down little things the kids say that strike me as funny or sweet. Here’s a little blast from my past on this day in 2010: At bedtime tonight, PJ told me he wanted to bring cold lunch to school. I told him no because we have paid for hot lunch. (Apparently many…

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Delayed Gratification: Pursuing Botany in Retirement

George Dexter Butler

“Seeing that Flora made him realize that his time to pursue botany had come.  George quickly made up for lost time and collected in every direction.” October 3, 1910 On this day, the botanist George Dexter Butler died. George was born in 1850 in Grundy County, Illinois. He grew up in Iowa. Like many, he…

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