Posts Tagged ‘Kate Brandegee’

May 29, 2019 Sun Traps, John Barrymore, Joyce Winifred Vickery, Alfonsina Storni, Mirabel Osler, Succession Seed Annual Flowers, and the Wedding of Townsend and Kate Brandegee

The Daily Gardener Podcast Album Cover

Do you have a little sun trap in your garden?   The perfect spot for an afternoon of lounging while reading your favorite book?   The definition of the sun trap is a small partially-enclosed outdoor space which receives a disproportionate amount of sunlight due to favorable conditions.  Think of south facing areas of your garden,…

Read More

Kate Brandegee

Kate Brandegee courtesy the Hunt Institute

The Walking Botanist The third woman to enroll at Berkeley’s medical school and the second woman to be professionally employed as a botanist in the US, the intrepid Kate Brandegee died on April 3, 1920.   After getting her MD at Berkeley, she found starting a practice too daunting. Thankfully, Kate’s passion for botany was…

Read More