20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate a descriptive rare orchid hunter who changed the way orchids were cared for. We’ll also learn about the man who was held as a prisoner at the Singapore Botanical Garden during WWII. We’ll hear about the stark funeral instructions left by Carl Linnaeus. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book about…

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Jack Heslop-Harrison

Director of The Royal Botanic Gardens February 10, 1920 Happy birthday to British botanist and former Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Jack Heslop-Harrison. He was the first Director to resign from the position since its creation in 1822. In 1957, Jack wrote an article on the hybridization of the common spotted orchid. Today,…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate the man who suggested naming the Twinflower for Linnaeus and the botanist who gave Meriwether Lewis a crash course in botany. We’ll learn about the English writer who wrote, that, “God once loved a garden we learn in holy writ and seeing gardens in the spring, I well can credit it.” And…

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