July 22, 2020 16 Drought-Tolerant Plants for Your Garden, Drying Flowers, Neil Muller, John Drayton Hastie, Louise Klein Miller, The Sleep of Seeds by Lucia Cherciu, Making More Plants by Ken Druse, and San Jose Scale

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Today we remember the kind Harvard botanist who was a friend of Darwin. We’ll also learn about the botanist who specialized in South American flora and found the Cinchona tree: the source of quinine. We salute the pioneer of the study of allelopathy – when one plant species releases chemical compounds that affect another plant…

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Louise Klein Miller

Louise Klein Miller

A Teacher of Horticulture While researching Louise Klein Miller, I ran across a delightful story about her time teaching horticulture: “Louise had been telling a crowd of pupils about the different insects that attack plants and warned them especially against the malevolent San Jose scale. She suggested that they go to the school library and…

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Louise Klein Miller

Louise Klein Miller

The Collinwood School Fire Today, in 1938, the St. Cloud Times ran a story about Miss Louise Klein Miller. Miller, at the age of 84, was retiring as supervisor of Cleveland’s Memorial Gardens – after supervising them for over a quarter of a century. The first woman to attend Cornell University’s school of forestry, Miller…

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July 22, 2019 Drying Flowers, Asa Gray, Hugh Algernon Weddell, Cornelius Herman (“Neil”) Muller, Louise Klein Miller, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Secret Gardens of the Cotswolds by Victoria Summerley, Preparing a Spot for Flower Drying, and the San Jose scale

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Have you ever tried drying flowers? Successfully drying one of your favorite flowers is such a joy. Some flowers look even better when they are dried. There are many options for drying flowers; air drying is the simplest. Then, of course, there’s pressing. If you’ve never tried sand drying a bloom, you should give it…

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