George Thorndike

The Thorndike Oak On this day in 1802, a 13-year-old boy named George Thorndike planted a tree at Bowdoin College in Maine. Thorndike was part of the first class at Bowdoin. The grade was made up of 8 boys. Aside from being part of the charter class, Thorndike became a vital part of the college’s…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Have you ordered your spring bulbs yet? Here’s a new perspective on planting spring bulbs – they’re essential resources for pollinators. Most gardeners think about spring-flowering bulbs in terms of color – which is something we desperately need after a long winter. But spring-flowering bulbs are valuable for another reason: they’re an early source of…

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