William Darlington by John Neagle 1825

The Chester Botanist #OTD On this day, April 23rd in 1863, botanist, physician and member of the U.S. House of Representatives, William Darlington died. Like eminent botanists John Bartram, Humphry Marshall, and William Baldwin, Darlington was born in Pennsylvania as a Quaker. A native of West Chester, he received his medical degree from the University…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

There’s a soldier’s prayer that goes, “Stay with me, God. The night is dark, The night is cold: my little spark Of courage dies. The night is long; Be with me, God, and make me strong.” Dark. Cold. Long. It’s easy to get so excited about the first nice days of spring. “It was 80…

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