Ruth Myrtle Patrick: A Life Spent Looking Closely at Nature

Ruth Myrtle Patrick

A Window to a Whole Other World November 26, 1907   Today is the birthday of the botanist Ruth Myrtle Patrick. Ruth developed new methods for measuring the health of freshwater ecosystems. Today, the Patrick Principle measures the biological diversity of a stream; the greater the diversity, the greater the health of the water. Ruth…

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November 26, 2020 Proper Watering, Jean-Jacques de Mairan, George Ellwanger, Washington Atlee Burpee, Sarah Addison Allen, John Evelyn, Aileen Fisher, Wall Art Made Easy by Barbara Ann Kirby and Ruth Myrtle Patrick

20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate the man who proved plants have a circadian rhythm. We’ll also learn about the nurseryman who helped establish Rochester, New York, as a “City in a Forest.” We’ll remember the pioneer seedsman who started the largest mail-order seed company in the world. We celebrate Thanksgiving with some verses about this time of…

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