Jan Gronovius

The Twinflower Today is the birthday of the Dutch botanist Jan Gronovius. Gronovius’s story is inextricably bound to the Virginia botanist John Clayton. Clayton botanized Virginia. In the early 1700s, Clayton sent specimens to Gronovius both directly and indirectly through the English naturalist Mark Catesby. Gronovius was a little in over his head as he…

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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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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate the botanist who served as Lieutenant Governor of New York and the first American female botanist in America. We’ll learn about the man who changed agriculture forever with his invention. Today’s Unearthed Words feature the English Victorian author born today. He loved geraniums. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book that…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate the botanist who named the very first plant for his mentor Carl Linnaeus, and we celebrate the 160th birthday of one of the country’s wealthiest orchidologists and the founder of the American Orchid Society. We’ll hear some garden poetry on leaves and November. We Grow That Garden Library with a book from one of…

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