20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate the discovery and naming of the state of Florida. We’ll also learn about one of the best botanical illustrators ever born as well as the man who introduced goldfish to Holland. We celebrate the publication of the first successful agricultural journal. Today’s Unearthed Words feature words about April. We Grow That Garden…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate an eighteenth-century man who was a friend of many famous gardeners. And, the Danish surgeon associated with many wonderful plants from the Himalayas. We’ll learn about the Swedish botanist who had a thing for algae and the man who started the only arboretum between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains. Today’s…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate the woman who has been called the greatest painter of plants and insects who ever lived and the birthday of a man who is remembered in the name of one of the most ubiquitous garden plants. We’ll learn about an Austrian-American plant explorer who grew to feel his “real” home was in…

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Maria Sibylla Merian Portrait

A Phenomenal Woman Today we remember a phenomenal woman: Maria Sibylla Merian. She was born April 2, 1647. As a frame of reference, Isaac Newton was only a few years older than her. Unlike Newton, Merian’s work was largely forgotten. However, over the past century, her work has made its way to us. Merian has…

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