Celebrating J. R. R. Tolkien and The Flora of Middle Earth

J. R. R. Tolkien with his pipe

“The father-and-son author team of Walter Judd and Graham Judd point out that when Tolkien created Middle-Earth, he was incredibly detailed about plant life…” January 3, 1892 On this day, the English writer and philologist J. R. R. Tolkien was born.   Gardeners will enjoy a book by Walter S. Judd and Graham A. Judd,…

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January 3, 2020 Bulbophyllum phalaenopsis, How to Grow Amaryllis, Heinrich Reichenbach, Augustus Van Wickle, Mary Strong Clemens, Constance Spry, Deep Space Nine, Joan Walsh Anglund, Indoor Kitchen Gardening by Elizabeth Millard, Duck Cottage Weathervane, and the Flora of Middle-Earth

20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate the one of the 19th century’s top orchidologist and the birthday of a man who used his wealth to purchase an American garden treasure. We’ll learn about one of the most prolific female plant collectors and the florist who shocked London with her floral displays. Today’s Unearthed Words feature a beloved American…

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