December 16, 2020 Madagascar Vanilla, Marshall Pinckney Wilder, Albert Spear Hitchcock, David Hall, Hal Borland, The Catskills Farm to Table Cookbook by Courtney Wade and a Plant Called Higgenses

20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate a botanist remembered for his work with Pears and Camellias. We’ll also learn about a botanist who specialized in grasses and traveled extensively to collect them. We’ll learn about the work of a forensic botanist back in the early 1980s. We take a moment to savor December – courtesy of a verse…

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Remembering Botanist Richard Walter Pohl and his Love for Costa Rica

Richard Walter Pohl

“When Richard died in 1993, one of his graduate students observed something uncanny: all the Costa Rican bamboo Richard had brought to the University Greenhouse were blooming.” May 21, 1916 On this day, botanist Richard Walter Pohl was born. Richard was an expert on the grasses of temperate and tropical America. He was an avid…

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