20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate the French botanist and explorer who christened the Begonia, the Magnolia, and the Fuchsia. We’ll also learn about one of the best and earliest botanical collectors and artists in Holland – and she was a woman to boot. We celebrate the American naturalist born into one of our country’s botanical founding families.…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate the Spaniard who brought the pineapple and coffee to Hawaii.  We’ll learn about the man who gardened at Monks House so much it would cause fights with his wife. We’ll honor the Japanese American Landscape Architect, who designed many of our Modern Urban Public Spaces and the man who came up with…

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A pineapple and butterfly  in Merian’s own words: “This is a ripe Ananas (pineapple), which must be peeled to be eaten. This fruit tastes as though one had mixed grapes, apricots, red currants, apples, and pears and were able to taste all of them at once. Its smell is attractive and strong. The caterpillar which…

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