John James Audubon

John James Audubon

“The Birds of America” April 26, 1785 Today is the birthday of the ornithologist, artist, and naturalist, John James Audubon, who was born in Santo Domingo, Haiti. John’s folio series called “The Birds of America” featured 435 life-size color prints of American birds. And John’s favorite state for birding was Louisiana. Honored as the namesake…

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Audubon’s Masterpieces by John James Audubon

Audubon's Masterpieces by John James Audubon

As Heard on The Daily Gardener Podcast: Audubon’s Masterpieces by John James Audubon  This book came out in 2004 and the subtitle is 150 Prints from the Birds of America. Amazon reviews of this book are very positive: “Beautiful book. I admired framed Audubon prints in decorating magazines and at Pottery Barn’s website for a long…

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August 14, 2020 Top Five Landscape Considerations, Saint Werenfrid’s Day, the Liberty Tree, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Forest and Stream, James Dickson, Ada Hayden, Audubon’s Masterpieces by John James Audubon, and the 1975 Canning Lid Shortage

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Today we celebrate a historic elm tree in Boston. And we remember the Romantic English poet who went by L.E.L. We’ll also learn about the magazine that helped launch the National Audubon Society. We salute the Scottish nurseryman who elevated to the top echelons of British horticulture. We also remember the Iowa botanist who dedicated…

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