Odoardo Beccari

Odoardo Beccari

Travelling to The Titan Arum Today is the anniversary of the death of Odoardo Beccari, who died on this day in 1920. After growing up an orphan, Beccarri managed to get an education in his native Italy, and he eventually traveled to England to study at Kew. Beccarri was friends with Hooker and Darwin, but…

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October 25, 2019 Gardening for Mental Health, Supporting Farmer’s Markets, Bertrand de Molleville, Odoardo Beccari, Martinus Beijerinck, Bernard Verdcourt, Bliss Cameron, Flowers in the Kitchen by Susan Belsinger, Garden Collections, and Thoughts on Autumn by William Taylor

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Today we celebrate the Frenchman who designed the very first secateurs or pruners and the Italian orphan who grew up to discover the corpse flower. We’ll learn about the Dutch botanist who was trying to figure out what was going on with his tobacco plants and made a significant discovery for science. We’ll hear the…

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