November 18, 2020 Winter Garden Plants, William Shenstone, Leo Lesquereux, Asa Gray, Beverley Nichols, The Kew Gardener’s Guide to Growing House Plants by Kay Maguire, and Goldenrod

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Today we celebrate the man who was a gardener and a poet and he inspired the trend toward the picturesque natural Landscape. We’ll also learn about the Swiss botanist who specialized in mosses. We’ll remember the birthday of the Father of American botany. We’ll take a look back at a popular November fruit – I…

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Goldenrod and the Aster


On this day in 1915, the newspaper out of Burlington Vermont shared a little article about September flowers, focusing mainly on the goldenrod and the aster and their numerous varieties.  But then it ended with these marvelous run-on sentences. Check it out: Most conspicuous among the flowers of the roadside and pasture, these last days…

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