February 9, 2021 The Dependable Jade Plant, Henry Arthur Bright, William Griffith, Bark and pH, Cooking with Flowers by Miche Bacher, and Winter Garden Chores from 1889

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Today we celebrate a man who published his garden journal in a book – and inspired countless gardeners and gardener writers with his resonant words. We’ll also learn about a young botanist with drive and good intentions, as well as a personal beef with another botanist – both of these men had a dramatic impact on…

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Nathaniel Wallich

Nathaniel Wallich

Flora of Asia November 11, 1828 On this day, the Danish surgeon and botanist Nathaniel Wallich wrote William Jackson Hooker at Kew in London. Nathaniel served as the Superintendent of East India Company’s Botanical Garden in Calcutta, India. From his post in Calcutta, Nathaniel was prepping a plant shipment for Hooker made up of over…

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November 11, 2020 Jean-Baptiste Van Mons, Elizabeth Coleman White, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Galileo, Foraged Flora by Louesa Roebuck and Sarah Lonsdale, and Nathaniel Wallich

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Today we celebrate a botanist who gave us one of my favorite quotes about plant breeding. We’ll also remember the fantastically driven woman who dreamed of providing blueberries to the nation… and her dream came true. We review some words about November by Lucy Maud Montgomery, author of the Anne of Green Gables series, as well…

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Nathaniel Wallich

Nathaniel Wallich

The Flora of Asia Today is the birthday of the Danish surgeon and botanist Nathaniel Wallich. Nathaniel served as the Superintendent of East India Company’s Botanical Garden in Calcutta, India. Wallich’s early work involved writing a Flora of Asia. The palm Wallichia disticha (“wall-IK-ee-uh DIS-tik-uh”) was named in Wallich’s honor. The name of the species…

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January 28, 2020 Maria Sibylla Merian, January King, Peter Collinson, Nathaniel Wallich, Carl Adolph Agardh, Walter Bartlett, Robin Macy, Weird Plants by Chris Thorogood, Heart Fly-Thru Birdfeeder, and Mr Poinsettia, Paul Ecke, Sr.

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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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