Lucien Plantefoll

Wartime Botanist #OTD Today is the birthday of french botanist Lucien Plantefol (April 24, 1891-1983). He developed his own theory to explain how leaves are arranged on the stems of plants. He served in the First World War. Modern chemical warfare began in his home country, France, on April 22, 1915, when German soldiers attacked…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

I recently had a gardener ask me about the first herb I’d ever grown. That would be chives. Chives, like many herbs, are so easy to grow. Plus, you get the cute little puffball blossom. I had a chef friend show me how she liked to cut off the flower. Then, she snipped a little…

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