Orville Redenbacher

The Number One Popcorn On this day, Orville Redenbacher was born. Orville was a USDA scientist and the co-creator of a new hybrid of popcorn called “snowflake.” It was lighter and fluffier than traditional popped kernels, and Orville became a household name with his commercials for his popcorn. To this day, Orville Redenbacher is the…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate an English poet who was good friends with Alexander Pope. We’ll also learn about the French painter, famous for his landscapes. We celebrate the co-creator of a new hybrid of popcorn called “snowflake.” We also celebrate some of the flowers of the July garden with some poetry. We Grow That Garden Library™…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

There’s are some lines from a TS Eliot poem that go like this : “Oh, do not ask, ‘What is it?’ Let us go and make our visit.” If you’ve never visited your local botanic garden this time of year, you really should go. I have a friend who recently did this, and she posted…

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Orville Redenbacher

The Popcorn King #OTD Today, in 1907, Orville Redenbacher was born. Redenbacher was a U.S. agricultural scientist and the co-creator of a new hybrid of popcorn called “snowflake.” It was lighter and fluffier than traditional popped kernels, and Redenbacher became a household name with his commercials for his popcorn. To this day, Orville Redenbacher is…

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