Ludwig Leichhardt

Ludwig Leichhardt

Prince of Explorers Today is the birthday of the Prussian botanist Ludwig Leichhardt who was born on this day in 1813. Leichhardt is remembered for his impressive and arduous collecting efforts in Australia. For his part, Leichhardt loved Australia. He wrote, “I would find it hard to remain in Germany, or even in Europe, now.…

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October 23, 2019 An Inspiring Home Landscape by a Forest, Budburst.org, Ludwig Leichhardt, Annie Lorrain Smith, François-André Michaux, Bonnie Templeton, Neltje Blanchan, New Vegetable Garden Techniques by Joyce Russell, Harvesting Black Walnuts, and Ernest Thompson Seton

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Today we celebrate the young botanist who disappeared in Australia 171 years ago and the pioneering female lichenologist who worked for the British Museum but was never officially on the payroll. We’ll learn about the French botanist who had a life-long love affair with the trees of North America and the Los Angeles woman who…

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May 20, 2019 Knives in the Garden, National Pick Strawberries Day, Horatio Hollis Hunnewell, Chelsea Flower Show, Paul Martin’s Lazy Salad Days, John Milton’s Song on a May Morning, Wild Fruits by Thoreau, Edge Gardening, and Ludwig Leichhardt

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Have you ever used a knife as a garden tool? Serrated knives are my favorite to use in the garden. The word serrated has Latin origins meaning “saw shaped”; think of the serrated edges of Maple leaves. If you are a thrift shopper, at Goodwill, they keep most of the donated knives in a case…

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