January 13, 2021 Gardening Trends for 2021, John Gilbert Baker, Joseph Francis Rock, Holly, and Ivy with Beth Chatto, A Small Porch by Wendell Berry, and Helen Morgenthau Fox on Garden Cinderellas

20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate a man who was regarded as the most revered British field-botanist of his time. We’ll also learn about the botanist who considered China to be his real home. We’ll hear thoughts on holly and ivy from one of my favorite gardeners. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book of Sunday poems…

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Hawaii’s State Flower: the Hibiscus

Hawaii Hibiscus

“Fifty years later, in 1973, Hawaiian Airlines introduced its new corporate image, Pualani – meaning Flower of the Sky.” June 6, 1988 On this day, Hawaii changed its state flower from the native red Hibiscus (Hibiscus kokio) to the only species of yellow Hibiscus, the Hawaiian Hibiscus – ma’o hau hele. A Hibiscus has been…

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