William Curtis

William Curtis

Flora Londiniensis January 11, 1746 Today is the birthday of the botanist, entomologist, and founder of the influential Curtis Botanical Magazine, William Curtis. William had started life as an apothecary, but in short order, he discovered that it could not hold his interest. Sir James Edward Smith recalled that William loved being a naturalist more…

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January 11, 2021 Regenerative Grower New Year’s Resolutions, William Curtis, Plough Monday, Rosemary Verey’s Wintersweet, A Place to Call Home by James Farmer, and the Persistent Peter Forsskål

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Today we celebrate the founder of the influential Curtis Botanical Magazine. We’ll also learn about the traditional start of the agricultural year. We’ll hear about a beautiful plant called Wintersweet from one of my favorite gardeners. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book about home through the eyes of a passionate plantsman. And then…

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December 22, 2020 Tree Ferns, David Hosack, George Eliot, William B. Arnett, David Mas Masumoto, The Four Season Farm Gardener’s Cookbook by Barbara Damrosch and Eliot Coleman and Lady Bird Johnson

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Today we celebrate the botanist and doctor who established the nation’s first public botanical garden. We’ll also learn about the English Victorian author who loved roses. We’ll recognize the inspiring former president and owner of Tulsa Greenhouse and Four State Wholesale. We’ll hear an excerpt about pruning from a peach farmer. We Grow That Garden…

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William Curtis

William Curtis

Pudding and Praise Today is the anniversary of the death of the botanist and entomologist William Curtis, the creator, and publisher of the influential Curtis Botanical Magazine. William founded the magazine in 1787.  Curtis Botanical Magazine made him wealthy, and he often remarked that it had brought him “pudding and praise”. William had started out…

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July 7, 2020 Rhodds Farm, Creeping Avens, Henry Compton, Frances Stackhouse Acton, William Curtis, Sir Walter Scott, The Dormouse and the Doctor by AA Milne, The Himalayan Garden by Jim Jermyn, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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Today we celebrate a bishop botanist whose love of plants was second only to his love of God. We’ll also learn about the botanist daughter of a key botanist in England. We celebrate the botanical entrepreneur and the creator of the influential Curtis Botanical Magazine. We also celebrate the writer who lived and worked in…

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