A Region of Astonishing Beauty by Roger L. Williams 

As Heard on The Daily Gardener Podcast: Today’s Book Recommendation: A Region of Astonishing Beauty: The Botanical Exploration of the Rocky Mountains by Roger L. Williams  Williams follows the expeditions of over a dozen explorers who “botanized” the Rocky Mountains. These intrepid explores felt Western Flora was special and unique. The title of the book…

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Today I learned how botanists used to say “hello” to each other. In the 1800s and 1900s, a common way for botanists to introduce themselves, often from the other side of the world, was to send each other plant specimens as the foundation for developing a relationship. When it comes to friendship, plants are icebreakers,…

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