Henri Dutrochet

A Plant Research Pioneer February 4, 1847 Today is the anniversary of the death of the French botanist and physiologist Henri Dutrochet. After studying the movement of sap in plants in his home laboratory, Henri discovered and named osmosis. Henri shared his discovery with the Paris Academy of Sciences on October 30th, 1826. Like the…

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Today we celebrate a botanist who helped us understand why plants are green: chlorophyll. We’ll also learn about the dedicated Landscape Architect who was a protégé of Beatrix Farrand. We hear some tips for keeping a well-stocked winter larder. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a 2021 journal that you can use to keep track…

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Henri Dutrochet

Why Are Plants Green? Today is the anniversary of the death of the French botanist and physiologist Henri Dutrochet. After studying the movement of sap in plants in his home laboratory, Dutrochet discovered and named osmosis. Dutrochet shared his discovery with the Paris Academy of Sciences on October 30th, 1826. Like the cells in our…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate the Swiss botanist who started a botanical Dynasty and the man who coined the term osmosis. We’ll learn about the American landscape architect who made England his home and cheered on so many gardeners with his book Successful Town Gardening. Today’s Unearthed Words feature words about winter. We Grow That Garden Library™…

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Henri Dutrochet

Osmosis Observer Today is the birthday of the French physiologist and botanist Henri Dutrochet, who was born on this day in 1776. Dutrochet discovered and named the process of osmosis working in his home laboratory as he was investigating the movement of sap in plant tissues. Dutrochet shared his discovery with the Paris Academy of…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate the botanist who discovered osmosis and the botanist who helped popularize the poinsettia. We’ll learn about the painter who made an indelible garden out of waste marshland and the Edwardian Landscape Architect who designed the Peace Palace gardens at the Hague. We’ll celebrate the birthday of the royal gardener who turns 71…

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