Hugh Algernon Weddell

South American Flora #OTD It’s the anniversary of the death of the physician and botanist Hugh Algernon Weddell, who died on this day in 1877.  Weddell specialized in South American flora, and he collected specimens there for five years. Before he left Paris, Weddell was asked to look into the Cinchona, or “fever bark” tree. Cinchona…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Have you ever tried drying flowers? Successfully drying one of your favorite flowers is such a joy. Some flowers look even better when they are dried. There are many options for drying flowers; air drying is the simplest. Then, of course, there’s pressing. If you’ve never tried sand drying a bloom, you should give it…

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