Joseph Hers

The Belgian Botanist Today is the birthday of the Belgian botanist and dendrologist Joseph Hers, who was born on this day in 1884. Dendrology is the science and study of woody plants, like trees and shrubs, and their taxonomic classifications. Hers made his first trip to China in 1905; he was an interpreter for the…

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September is my favorite month for planting trees, shrubs, and perennials. The cool air makes outdoor exercise a joy, and the ground temperatures add the perfect amount of warmth for plants to get established. Planting in the fall is preferred because it’s the time of year when perennials experience less transplant shock. At the same…

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