The Rubber Tree’s Johnny Appleseed: Henry Nicholas Ridley

Henry Nicholas Ridley

Rubber Plant Seeds From Twenty-Two Plants Change Malaya Forever December 10, 1855   Today is the birthday of the English botanist, geologist, and naturalist Henry Nicholas Ridley. As the first Director of the Singapore Botanic Garden, Henry arrived in Singapore in 1888. Henry has been described as the Rubber Tree’s Johnny Appleseed because he single-handedly…

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December 10, 2020 The Conference Pear, Emily Dickenson, the 1909 Cherry Tree gift from Japan, Joseph Dalton Hooker, Carolyn Kizer, Growing Beautiful Food by Matthew Benson and Henry Nicholas Ridley

20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate the birthday of a beloved American who, in her lifetime, was known more as a gardener than a poet. We’ll also learn about the gift from Japan that resulted in the Plant Quarantine Act in the United States. We’ll remember the botanist knighted for his incredible scientific services to the British Empire.…

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