John Macoun

Canada’s Leading Botanist  Today is the 100th anniversary of the death of one of Canada’s leading botanists John Macoun. He was 90 years old when he died. Here’s a little story John shared about growing up in Ireland: “We had a garden well fenced in. [My mom] encouraged us to spend our idle time in…

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Today we celebrate the decoupage botanical artist that left her mark on botanical history. We’ll also learn about a Louisiana botanist, naturalist and author who lived in a home called Briarwood. We salute the English poet who was killed in WWI – he appreciated the pure beauty of flowers. We also recognize one of Canada’s…

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John Macoun

Canada’s Leading Botanist #OTD On this day in 1920, John Macoun, one of Canada’s leading botanists, passed away. He was 90 years old. Here’s a little story he shared about Macoun’s early life, growing up in Ireland: “We had a garden well fenced in. She encouraged us to spend our idle time in it… I…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

What’s the Difference Between Oregano and Marjoram? If you’ve grown both, you know they look quite similar, and they are often confused for one another. But, when it comes to flavor and taste, it is easy to tell them apart. Oregano tends to be earthy, pungent, and spicy. It can easily overpower the other flavors…

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