20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate the preeminent botanist of North American deserts. We’ll also learn about a beloved botanist and librarian with the Missouri Botanical Gardens. We celebrate the Canadian Landscape artist, who was a member of Canada’s treasured Group of Seven. We also celebrate a genuinely great English-Kiwi botanist. We honor summer gardening and garden life…

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Leonard Cockayne

New Zealand’s Greatest Botanist #OTD Today in 1934, Leonard Cockayne passed away. Cockayne was 79 years old and is considered New Zealand’s greatest botanist.  Cockayne was born in England and was raised in a home that encouraged the exploration and appreciation of the natural world. As a child, Cockayne loved pressing flowers. In addition to…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Have you checked to see if there is an herb society near you? Herb societies offer gardeners what I call next-level understanding of plants. Aside from parsley, oregano, and thyme, you’ll probably be surprised by the sheer number of plants that fall into the herbal category; bronze fennel, red-veined sorrel, lovage, tansy, and sweet cicely.…

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