Henry Bewley

The Gutta-percha Pioneer Today is the birthday of the gutta-percha pioneer Henry Bewley who was born on this day in Dublin, Ireland. A trained chemist, Bewley began work manufacturing soda water. Bewley’s work with soda got him in touch with Charles Hancock, who was eager to develop a stopper for bottles. Hancock’s solution came to…

Read More
20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate what I’m calling Dependence Day for Gardeners. We’ll also learn about the gutta-percha pioneer – it’s a fascinating story. We celebrate the California botanist who is remembered with a plant name and the name of a Canyon – and she was a tremendous conservationist. We also celebrate a botanist who is a…

Read More