Syd Barrett

Syd Barrett

Pink Floyd January 6, 1946 Today is the birthday of the guitarist, singer, songwriter, and co-founder of Pink Floyd, Syd Barrett. After his immense success with Pink Floyd, Syd released two solo LPs and then disappeared into a self-imposed 30-year exile where he spent most of his time painting and gardening. Before his life with…

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January 6, 2021 The Best Indoor Plants, Kaspar von Sternberg, Syd Barrett, Growing Poisonous Plants, A Nature Poem for Every Night of the Year by Jane Hunter, and Lee Reich’s Tree ID Secrets

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Today we celebrate a botanist regarded as the “Father of Paleobotany” – the study of ancient plants that uses plant fossils. We’ll also learn about the guitarist who went on a self-imposed 30-year exile – spending most of his time painting and gardening. We hear some thoughts on growing poisonous plants. We Grow That Garden…

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Syd Barrett

Syd Barrett

Co-founder of Pink Floyd 1946  Today is the birthday of the guitarist, singer, songwriter, and co-founder of Pink Floyd, Syd Barrett. After his immense success with Pink Floyd, Syd released two solo LPs and then disappeared into a self-imposed 30-year exile where he spent most of his time painting and gardening. Before his life with…

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January 6, 2020 Small Gardens, Julio Betancur, William MacGillivray, Gregor Mendel, Charles Gardner, Alwyn Howard Gentry, January Prose, A Garden Miscellany by Suzanne Staubach, Plant Clips, and Syd Barrett of Pink Floyd

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Today we celebrate the Scottish naturalist who walked 838 miles to London and the birthday of a man who learned a great deal from growing peas. We’ll learn about one of the most prolific plant collectors of Western Australia flora, and we’ll celebrate what would have been the 75th birthday of a towering figure in…

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