Remembering Schultes-Award-Winning Ethnobotanist Calvin R. Sperling

Calvin R. Sperling

“Sperling traipsed over mountain slopes [in the Soviet Union] in search of wild apricot trees. He had expected to find about twenty forgotten varieties. Instead, he brought back nearly fifty different specimens.” July 3, 1993  On this day, newspapers reported on the first recipient of the Richard Evans Schultes Award: Calvin R. Sperling. Calvin was…

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July 3, 2019 Clearance Plants, Gilbert Laing Meason, Michael Keens, Lambertus Bobbink, William Henry Davies, Grow in the Dark by Lisa Eldred Steinkopf, Hakonechloa All Gold, Richard Evans Schultes, and Calvin Sperling

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Sometimes the plant gods smile on you with a clearance sale featuring something genuinely spectacular like Japanese Forest Grass or, in this case, Hakonechloa ‘All Gold.’ My local Lowes was clearancing them for $3 a pop – and it was just what the plant doctor ordered to dress up our cabin up north. In 2009,…

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