Lucy Cranwell’s Botany Trots

Lucy Cranwell

Here’s a little story about the New Zealand botanist Lucy Cranwell who was born on this day in 1907. Imagine yourself at 21? What were you doing? Well, at 21, Lucy was appointed the curator at the Auckland Museum. Barely more than a child herself, Lucy had a unique talent for engaging young students.  Ever-encouraging and…

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August 7, 2019 Queen Anne’s Lace, Andreas Marggraff, Henry Perrine, MS Swaminathan, Henry David Thoreau, John Ruskin, The Evening Garden by Peter Loewer, Mulch, and Lucy Cranwell of New Zealand

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There’s that lovely saying that goes something like, “One man’s weed is another man’s wildflower.” This is especially true in the case of Queen Anne’s Lace.   In the Facebook group for the show, listener Danny Perkins shared how much he enjoyed allowing Queen Anne’s Lace to reign all over in his garden. I feel…

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