Victor Lemoine

Victor Lemoine

Lilac Magic December 11, 1911 Today is the anniversary of the death of the French flower breeder Victor Lemoine (“Loom-one”), who died on this day in 1911. Victor enhanced the beauty of so many flowers in our gardens: Lilacs, Mock-Oranges, Phlox, Peonies, Gladiolus, Tuberous Begonias, Geraniums, and Deutzias. Around the year 1850, Victor borrowed money…

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December 11, 2020 Brazil’s Deforestation Surges, Jacob Schneck, Henry David Thoreau, Victor Lemoine, Edgar Albert Guest, Growing Perennial Foods by Acadia Tucker and Krishna Chavda, and Fiorello LaGuardia

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Today we celebrate the Indiana botanist remembered in a particular species of Red Oak (Quercus rubra). We’ll also learn about the Red-Pole – one of the smallest birds in the finch family. We’ll recognize the French flower breeder remembered for his work with the Lilac (Syringa vulgaris). We hear a poem about the Winter garden…

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Victor Lemoine

Victor Lemoine

Lemoine and Lilacs Today is the anniversary of the death of the French flower breeder Victor Lemoine (“Loom-one”) who died on this day in 1911. We owe a debt of gratitude to Lemoine for enhancing the beauty of so many flowers in our gardens: Lilacs, Mock-Oranges, Phlox, Peonies, Gladiolus, Tuberous Begonias, Geraniums, and Deutzias. Around…

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December 11, 2019 Chinese Witch Hazel, Oca & Mashua Tubers, College Glen, Martin Sesse, Jacob Schneck, Victor Lemoine, Fiorello LaGuardia, Countertop Gardens by Shelley Levis, Galison Butterfly Puzzle, and the Shasta Snow-Wreath

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Today we celebrate the Spanish botanist who tackled the area known as New Spain and the man who discovered the Schneck Oak. We’ll learn about the French botanist who made many of our blooms bigger and better and the mayor who was known as the Little Flower. We’ll hear some thoughts about Winter and how…

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Victor Lemoine

Victor Lemoine

Lemoine and the Lilac Today is the birthday of the French flower breeder Victor Lemoine, who was born on this day in 1823. We owe a debt of gratitude to Lemoine for enhancing the beauty of so many flowers in our gardens: lilacs, mock-oranges, phlox, peonies, gladiolus, tuberous begonias, geraniums, and deutzias. Around the year…

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