Jacob Weidenmann

Beautifying Landscapes Today is the birthday of the botanist Jacob Weidenmann, who was born on this day in 1829 in Zürich, Switzerland. Weidenmann was a landscape architect. He came to the United States in 1856. By 1861, he was named the first superintendent of parks for Hartford, Connecticut. When he was there, he designed the…

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At the cabin, a Mullein has seeded itself in one of my beds, and I’m letting it grow. (I was touring gardens in Washington DC a few years ago, and the garden had a section for Mulleins. It was so pretty.) On more than one occasion, I have had to rescue it – to make…

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