20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate the discovery and naming of the state of Florida. We’ll also learn about one of the best botanical illustrators ever born as well as the man who introduced goldfish to Holland. We celebrate the publication of the first successful agricultural journal. Today’s Unearthed Words feature words about April. We Grow That Garden…

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Job Baster

The Sunshine Botanist Today, in 1711, Job Baster was born. Baster was one of the first Dutch nature researchers to use a microscope to look at flora and fauna. He wrote down his findings in a book. He also wrote an excellent translation of Philip Miller’s work on horticulture. In 1758, Baster was given a…

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Job Baster

Sunshine Farms #OTD Today, in 1711, Job Baster was born. Baster was one of the first Dutch nature researchers to use a microscope to look at flora and fauna. He wrote down his findings in a book. He also wrote an excellent translation of Philip Miller’s work on horticulture. In 1758, Baster was given a…

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