March 9, 2021 See America’s Top Spring Gardens, Karl Foerster, Vita Sackville-West, Gardener’s Latin, Flower Confidential by Amy Stewart and Berton Braley’s Botany Poem

20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate an East German Nurseryman and plant breeder who is remembered in the name Feather Reed Grass. We’ll also learn about an exceptional English author and garden designer. We hear a little snippet about Gardener’s Latin as a clue to the meaning behind Plant Names. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a fantastic…

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The Rhodum Sidus: A Charming Tale of Taxonomy and Plant Humor

Rhodum Sidus

“An amusing story… describes how a country nurseryman made a large sum out of sales of a simple little flower that he sold under the name of Rhodum sidus.” September 20, 1910 On this day, The Rutland Daily Herald out of Vermont shared this utterly charming story about a little-known flower called the Rhodum sidus: …

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