20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

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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Miss Louise Klein Miller

The Collinwood School Fire #OTD 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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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

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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