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Today we celebrate a botanist and orchidologist who saved Kew, We’ll also learn about an orchid hunter who collected plants on behalf of the London Horticultural Society. We hear some words about the challenging experience of a botanist in 1874. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book about one of America’s earliest botanists and…

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Today we celebrate a gardener who was also a Founding Father and a Governor of New York. We’ll also learn about a botanist who brought back the Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia reginae “strel-IT-zee-ah REJ-in-ee”) as well as a plant that is now the oldest living potted plant at Kew. We hear a charming poem that…

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We’ll also learn about the botanical illustrator and collector who established a worldwide reputation for his incredible herbarium. We celebrate the great Himalayan and Alpine mountain climbing and writer – he was also a botanist. We also honor bees with today’s poetry. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book gardening in a humane way…

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Today we celebrate the man who introduced tulips to Holland and the botanist who was supposed to become Carl Linnaeus’s son-in-law — but didn’t. We’ll also learn about the botanist who loved New Brunswick. Today’s Unearthed Words feature words about winter – and bees in winter. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book that…

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Today we celebrate one of Britain’s great explorers and the first apple parer. We’ll learn about the wonderful willow, and we’ll celebrate the very first field trip of the Philadelphia Botanical Club, which happened 128 years ago today. Today’s Unearthed Words feature poems from the author of Anne of Green Gables. We Grow That Garden…

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Joseph Banks

Australian Flora and Fauna  Today is the birthday of Joseph Banks. Banks is best known for his study of Australian flora and fauna and his role as the botanist on board the Endeavor with Captain James Cook. When they landed in Australia, neither Cook nor Banks realized that the quartz reef where they planted the…

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Today we celebrate the botanist who sailed with Captain James Cook on the Endeavor and the man regarded as the father of North American mycology. We’ll learn about the man who patented the first practical lawnmower 198 years ago today. Today’s Unearthed Words feature a poet and writer who used the names Flora or Florilla…

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Today we celebrate the plant named in honor of Queen Victoria and the President of Peru and Bolivia. We’ll learn about the Mother of Balboa Park and how the world seed bank was saved during WWII. We’ll hear the Garden Poem that celebrates the end of the apple- picking season. We Grow That Garden Library with a…

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Joseph Banks

Flora, Fauna, and Royal Gardens It was on this day in 1820, that the botanist Joseph Banks died in England.   Banks is best known for his study of Australian flora and fauna in his role as botanist on board The Endeavor with Capt. James Cook.   When Banks returned to England, he advised George…

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Irises are in full bloom right now. Although there are around 300 species of iris, Bearded Iris and Siberian Iris are two of the most common types of irises grown. Iris takes its name from the Greek word for a rainbow. During the Middle Ages, irises were linked to the French monarchy, and the fleur-de-lis…

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Fragrance in the garden… The most fragrant blossoms include: Cheddar pinks (a member of the carnation family) Lavender Peony Gardenia Honeysuckle Hyacinth Lilac Mock Orange Daphne Bee balm       Brevities #OTD On this day, in 1805, Meriwether Lewis was just one day away from reaching the Great Falls of Missouri. He wrote his…

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