James Van Sweden

The New American Garden Today is the birthday of the influential landscape architect and author James Van Sweden. Van Sweden was an early pioneer in developing a new look and feel for American Landscapes, and his style is called The New American Garden.  signature elements of the new American Garden are broad sweeps of flowering…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate the savior of the Royal Botanic Garden, Kew, and the fir tree described by Meriwether Lewis as “Fir No. 5.” We’ll learn about the man who discovered a plant that was called “the ugliest yet most botanically magnificent plant in the world” by Joseph Dalton Hooker. And, we celebrate the 124th birthday…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate the Swiss botanist who started a botanical Dynasty and the man who coined the term osmosis. We’ll learn about the American landscape architect who made England his home and cheered on so many gardeners with his book Successful Town Gardening. Today’s Unearthed Words feature words about winter. We Grow That Garden Library™…

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