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Today we celebrate the German artist who painted botanicals with extraordinary detail. We’ll also learn about the botanist who left his mark on the anatomy of the human eye. We celebrate the Spanish botanist who spent his life in Columbia, where, among other things, he studied the cinchona tree and used the quinine to treat…

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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 botanical illustrator who was wrongfully fired from his first job and the French botanist who spent a month in California with a boatful of Russians. We’ll learn about the botanical name of the city where people leave their hearts, and we’ll fall in love with a classic garden writer from Bronxville,…

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Every now and then, plants can surprise you. In this case, I’m talking about more than just a beautiful bloom or general survival. I’m talking about variations that could lead to exciting new varieties. This topic was covered in the newspaper out of Richmond, Indiana, on this day in 1938. Here’s what it said: “Black…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Have you ever needed to move a bumblebee nest? We discovered a nest under the basketball hoop on the driveway when the guys came to seal coat. To move it, I waited until dusk. Then I grabbed a terra cotta pot that was a little bigger than the nest… and my pizza peel from the…

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