Henry Luke Bolley

The Quarterback Botanist November 10, 1956  Today is the anniversary of the death of the American botanist and plant pathologist responsible for eradicating crop diseases and so much more, Henry Luke Bolley. A son of Indiana, Henry was the youngest of twelve children in his family. He went to Purdue, where he was a student-athlete…

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Henry Luke Bolley

The Death of Crop Diseases November 10, 1956  Today is the anniversary of the death of the American botanist and plant pathologist responsible for eradicating crop diseases and so much more, Henry Luke Bolley. A son of Indiana, Henry was the youngest of twelve children in his family. He went to Purdue, where he was…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate a 17th-century Scottish botanist who used the structure of a plant’s fruits for classification. We’ll also learn about a mobster florist killed while working with his Chrysanthemums (Dendranthema grandiflora). We salute the American author and clergyman who gave us an epic gardener’s quote about spring. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a…

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