March 8, 2021 Build an Affordable Grow Light System, André Michaux, William Roscoe, Getting Wisteria to Bloom, Floral Libations by Cassie Winslow, and Charlotte Wheeler-Cuffe

20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate a French botanist and explorer who became an accomplished botanist after losing his wife. We’ll also learn about the man remembered in the late spring/summer-flowering genus Roscoea (ross-COE-ee-uh), which includes extremely fragrant herbaceous perennials in the Zingiberaceae “Zin- jah-bah-RAY-see-ee” or ginger family. We hear an excerpt from a delightful book about pruning…

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Remembering Birkenhead Park Superintendent and Garden Designer Edward Kemp

Edward Kemp - Birkenhead Park Superintendent

“The fluttering testimonials which he has received… will be sufficient to ensure… a large and liberal patronage.” August 6, 1847 On this day, Edward Kemp, the landscape gardener and architect at Birkenhead, placed an ad in the Liverpool Mercury. Edward offered his services as a gardener. [Edward Kemp] begs to offer his services to the Noblemen…

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