20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate the savior of the Royal Botanic Garden, Kew, and the fir tree described by Meriwether Lewis as “Fir No. 5.” We’ll learn about the man who discovered a plant that was called “the ugliest yet most botanically magnificent plant in the world” by Joseph Dalton Hooker. And, we celebrate the 124th birthday…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate the Father of Paleobotany and the botanical illustrator honored by King Charles X. We’ll learn about the botanical painter who got sick of painting flowers (he’d painted 800 of them) and the botanical illustrator who worked for Curtis’s Botanical Magazine and Kew Gardens. Today’s Unearthed Words feature the hidden (and often unappreciated)…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate the gardener poet known for writing “hope is the thing with feathers”, and the man who became the world authority on agaves. We’ll learn about the Victorian botanist who was the first to speak in favor of Darwin’s theory and the man who created the Ballard Lock Garden in Seattle. We’ll hear…

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