Gerard van Swieten

The Father of Physiology #OTD It’s the birthday of the Dutch botanist Gerard van Swieten, born on this day in 1700. As Swieten turned 40 years old, Empress Maria Theresa inherited the Habsburg Empire. She had much to do to get her kingdom in shape. When it came to medicine, Austria was about 200 years…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Gardeners love to fall in love with plants. We can fall so hard that we tune out other possibilities for our gardens. Then, in a fascinating twist, our deep dives can suddenly stop, and often, they are followed by a pivot. I started out like a shrub gardener. Then, I made a pivot to annuals…

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