John Hendley Barnhart

The Botanist Biographer Today is the birthday of the Master Collector of Botanists, John Hendley Barnhart, who was born on this day in 1871. Barnhart was an American botanist who specialized in the biographies of other botanists. Like many botanists, Barnhart came to botany through medicine. After training to be a doctor, he never practiced…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Every autumn, we owe a debt of gratitude to our trees. They give our gardens the best gift: leaves. Over the past decade, there’s been a resurgence of interest in the restorative power of leaves in the garden. For some gardeners, this is new news. Yet, we’ve known about the beautiful contributions of leaves in…

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