Jeanne Baret

Bougainvillea Today is the birthday of the explorer and botanist Jeanne Baret. Jeanne was the first woman to have circumnavigated the globe as part of the expedition, which was led by Louis Antoine de Bougainville.  Beret was able to join the expedition after posing as a valet to the expedition’s naturalist: Philibert Commerçon. Before the…

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Today we remember the first woman to have circumnavigated the world. We’ll also learn about the wealthy horticulturist who built a magnificent estate on the shores of Lake Waban. We celebrate the botanist who was the first editor of Rhodora, the New England Botanical Club’s journal. We also salute the father of British plant geography.…

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Jeanne Baret

The Female Explorer Today is the anniversary of the death of Jeanne Baret, who died on this day in 1807. Baret was the first woman to have circumnavigated the world as part of the expedition, which was led by Louis Antoine de Bougainville. Beret was able to join the expedition after posing as a valet…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

One of the things I love to do at the end of spending time in my garden is to make some tussie-mussies. Tussie-mussies are also called nosegays or posies; they are small flower bouquets typically given as a gift. Mine are pretty small – with cuttings no longer than 6 inches. I like the charm…

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