May 23, 2019 Growing as a Gardener, Carl Linnaeus, the Centigrade thermometer, Commelina genus, Sjupp the Raccoon, the Hamburg Hydra, Linnaea borealis or Twinflower, August Strindberg, Planting Cannas, Martin Hoffman, and Linnaeus’ Lapland Costume

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Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote, “But these young scholars… Love not the flower they pluck, and know it not, And all their botany is Latin names.” There is more to gardening than nomenclature, and more than nomenclature, there’s actually growing and knowing plants.       Brevities #OTD It’s the birthday of Carl Linnaeus born…

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Swedish Botanist Carl Linneaus and his Lapland Costume

Martin Hoffman Linnaeus in his Lapland Costume 1737

“Through it all, Carl fell in love with the Lapland, and his main souvenir was a traditional Lapland costume complete with a magical drum.” May 23, 1707 On this day, the Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus was born. When Carl was 25 years old, he set out to explore the Lapland.   Carl spent nearly six…

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