20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate the birthday of a Russian Count who funded an expedition that led to the discovery of the California poppy. We’ll also learn about one of the country’s most beloved naturalists. We celebrate the life of the second woman to be professionally employed as a botanist in the United States. She died 100…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate the gardener poet known for writing “hope is the thing with feathers”, and the man who became the world authority on agaves. We’ll learn about the Victorian botanist who was the first to speak in favor of Darwin’s theory and the man who created the Ballard Lock Garden in Seattle. We’ll hear…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate the man who wrote extensively about the history and flora of Germantown and… We’ll learn about the 11-roomed garden created to honor the tobacco magnate James Buchanan Duke. We’ll hear some beautiful thoughts on nature by an English Victorian author who was born on this day in 1819. We Grow That Garden…

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Mary Hiester Reid

Here’s a memorial poem for Mary Hiester Ried written by Canadian newspaperman and a native son of Scotland, Duncan Sutherland Macorquodale – reprinted in the 9th Volume of The Canadian Theosophist (Toronto) November 15, 1921, Vol 9. There’s a reference to Wychwood; Reid’s house, Upland Cottage, was located in Wychwood Park – an artist’s enclave of…

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