Tomitaro Makino

The Father of Japanese Botany #OTD Today, April 24, Japan celebrates Botany Day; a celebration that honors the birthday of the Father of Japanese Botany, Tomitaro Makino. Makino was born in 1862. His dad was a successful brewer of the Japanese national drink, sake. Sadly, by the time he was six, his father, mother, and…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

I recently had a gardener ask me about the first herb I’d ever grown. That would be chives. Chives, like many herbs, are so easy to grow. Plus, you get the cute little puffball blossom. I had a chef friend show me how she liked to cut off the flower. Then, she snipped a little…

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