Inigo Jones

The Covent Garden Designer Today is the birthday of the English architect, Inigo Jones. Inigo introduced classical Roman architecture and the Italian Renaissance to Britain. He left his mark on London building designs, such as the classically styled Queen’s House for Anne of Denmark.  Today, gardeners remember that Inigo designed the layout for Covent Garden…

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Today we celebrate St. Swithin’s Day. We’ll also learn about the English architect who brought classical Roman architecture and the Italian Renaissance to gardens. We celebrate the botanist who attempted to sell his cow to buy a botany book by Robert Morison. We also celebrate the birthday of a botanist and a teacher of Emily…

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Inigo Jones

The Renaissance Architect It’s the birthday of the English architect, Inigo Jones, born today in 1573. Jones introduced classical Roman architecture and the Italian Renaissance to Britain. He left his mark on London by his design of buildings, such as the classically styled Queen’s House for James’ queen, Anne of Denmark. Sadly, Anne died after…

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Let’s start today off by talking briefly about bolting cilantro. Why does cilantro bolt, and how should you address it? You can help delay when cilantro bolts by planting it in part shade instead of full sun and keeping the plant cool and moist. Heat is a stressor and sensing its own mortality; cilantro will…

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