Remembering Northwestern Botanist and Professor Margery Claire Carlson

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“Margery commented that she was never afraid of snakes during her travels because they made so much noise cutting through the jungle with their machetes that they scared the snakes away.” July 5, 1985    On this day, botanist and Northwestern University professor Margery Claire Carlson died.   In 1916, Margery was the first woman…

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July 5, 2020 Take Kew’s Flower Quiz, A Review of Hamilton for Gardeners, Magnus von Lagerstrom, Adam Kuhn, Stamford Raffles, William Robinson, Rose Poetry, The Gardeners’ Book by Diana Craig, and Margery Claire Carlson

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Today we celebrate the man remembered in the genus name for Crape Myrtle. We’ll also learn about the botanist who served as the physician to George Washington. We celebrate the man remembered in the name of the largest flower in the world. And we also celebrate the practical gardener and journalist who helped change the…

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