Jacob Schneck

The Schneck Oak December 11, 1843  Today is the birthday of the Indiana physician, naturalist, and botanist Jacob Schneck. Jacob loved plants. He had a special passion for trees, and he spent as much time as he could in the field botanizing. And for the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, Jacob put together a collection of…

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Today we celebrate the Indiana botanist remembered in a particular species of Red Oak (Quercus rubra). We’ll also learn about the Red-Pole – one of the smallest birds in the finch family. We’ll recognize the French flower breeder remembered for his work with the Lilac (Syringa vulgaris). We hear a poem about the Winter garden…

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Jacob Schneck

Schneck Oak Today is the birthday of the Indiana physician, naturalist, and botanist Jacob Schneck who was born on this day in 1843. After his service in the Civil War, Jacob decided to educate himself by going to school to become a teacher. After teaching for a short period, he decided he wanted to become…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate the Spanish botanist who tackled the area known as New Spain and the man who discovered the Schneck Oak. We’ll learn about the French botanist who made many of our blooms bigger and better and the mayor who was known as the Little Flower. We’ll hear some thoughts about Winter and how…

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