April 5, 2021 Cottage Garden Ideas, Matthias Schleiden, Zina Pitcher, Lilies of the Valley Fabergé egg, Edward Giobbi, Happy Bonsai by Micheal Tran, and Anne Scott-James

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Today we celebrate the botanist who discovered cells in plants and helped to establish cell theory. We’ll also learn about an amateur botanist who had a tremendous impact on the University of Michigan. We’ll remember the gift of a stunning Fabergé egg known as The Lilies of the Valley egg. We hear a delightful verse…

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Matthias Jakob Schleiden

Matthias Jakob Schleiden

The Earnest Scientist Happy Birthday today to the German botanist and early evolutionist Matthias Jakob Schleiden, (born April 5, 1804, Hamburg[Germany]—died June 23, 1881, Frankfurt am Main, Germany). Schleiden was also the co-founder (with Theodor Schwann) of the cell theory, Schleiden was the first person to recognize the importance of cells in plants. Later, speculated…

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