John Redfield

Philadelphia’s Botanical Star November 5, 1896  On this day, the newspaper out of Buffalo, New York, reported that John Redfield herbarium was looking for a home. John H Redfield was born in Middletown, Connecticut, in 1815. In 1836, John became friends with Asa Gray after joining the Lyceum of Natural History in New York, where…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate the man remembered as the “Father of American Dendrology” (the study of woody plants, trees, and shrubs). We’ll also learn about the November birth flower, which was celebrated in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on this day in 1883. We also recognize the botanist, who was Philadelphia’s botany man during the 1800s. We hear some…

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