Michel Adanson

Michel Adanson

The Methodology of Flowering Plants April 7, 1727 Today is the birthday of the 18th-century Scottish-French botanist and naturalist Michel Adanson. Michel created the first natural classification of flowering plants. In fact, the great botanist Jussieu (“Juice You”) adopted Michel’s methodology to create his masterpiece called Genera Plantarum (1789). Although today we think mainly of Darwin and…

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April 7, 2021 Styling a Botanical Bookshelf, Michel Adanson, David Fairchild, William Wordsworth, Heal Thyself by Benjamin Woolley, and the Power of a Sunny Spring Day

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Today we celebrate a botanist who is honored by the genus for the spectacular Baobab tree. We’ll recognize the man who became a globetrotting botanist and even a food spy and ultimately introduced more than 200,000 plants to the United States, We’ll hear some words from a poet gardener, ecologist, and naturalist, who celebrates his…

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Michel Adanson

Michel Adanson

Mind Behind Mutation Today is the anniversary of the death of the 18th-century Scottish-French botanist and naturalist Michel Adanson. Michel created the first natural classification of flowering plants. In fact, Jussieu (“Juice You”) adopted Michel’s methodology to create his masterpiece that defined plant groups called Genera Plantarum (1789). Although today we think mainly of Darwin…

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August 3, 2020 Dahlias 101 by The Empress of Dirt, Joseph Paxton, Michel Adanson, Louise du Pont Crowninshield, Alwyn Howard Gentry, Katharine Stuart, Watermelon Poetry, From Garden to Grill by Elizabeth Orsini and Gallant Soldiers

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Today we remember the busiest man in London. We’ll also learn about the man honored by the Baobab tree. We salute a daughter of Winterthur, We also recognize a life cut short in the world of tropical botany. And we’ll look back on a letter from one garden writer to another written on this day…

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