Horatio Hollis Hunnewell

The Lake Waban Horticulturalist Today is the birthday of one of America’s most prominent horticulturalists – Horatio Hollis Hunnewell. Horatio was staggeringly wealthy. He was a railroad financier. But he also had a lifelong love of nature and gardening. When Horatio purchased over 40 acres of land along the eastern and southern shores of Lake…

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Today we remember the first woman to have circumnavigated the world. We’ll also learn about the wealthy horticulturist who built a magnificent estate on the shores of Lake Waban. We celebrate the botanist who was the first editor of Rhodora, the New England Botanical Club’s journal. We also salute the father of British plant geography.…

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Last night I shared the trailer for The Secret Garden remake, which just dropped.  It is a visual feast for lovers of gardens everywhere. The new adaptation of the children’s classic stars Colin Firth and Julie Walters and is set for release in April (2020). It looks fantastic. The Secret Garden is a children’s novel…

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Horatio Hollis Hunnewell

The Lake Waban Gardener  On this day in 1902, America lost one of its most prominent horticulturalists – Horatio Hollis Hunnewell. Hunnewell was staggeringly wealthy. He was a railroad financier.  But he also had a lifelong love of nature and gardening. When Hunnewell purchased over 40 acres of land along the eastern and southern shores…

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Have you ever used a knife as a garden tool? Serrated knives are my favorite to use in the garden. The word serrated has Latin origins meaning “saw shaped”; think of the serrated edges of Maple leaves. If you are a thrift shopper, at Goodwill, they keep most of the donated knives in a case…

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