July 9, 2020 Magnolia Gardens White Bridge, Cottage Garden Style, Sowing Biennial Flower Seeds, Henry Wallace Johnston, Nikolay Vavilov, George Shull, Tomato Poetry, The Backyard Parables by Margaret Roach, and Samual Smithers aka Plantman

20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate the man who named the lipstick tree and was known as Florida’s Burbank. We’ll also learn about the incredible work of an extraordinary Russian botanist who was tragically sentenced to death on this day in 1941. And we honor the life of the “Father of Hybrid Corn.” Today’s poetry is all about…

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Henry Wallace Johnston

Henry Wallace Johnston

From Kentucky to Florida Today in 1926, the Green Bay Press-Gazette posted an article titled, “Ice Cream Grown on Vine in the yard of Former Kentuckian.” The article was about the fabulous Colonel Henry Wallace Johnston who, until the age of 50, had operated a hardware store in Lebanon, Kentucky. At midlife, he moved to…

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