William Gilpin

William Gilpin

Founding Advocate of the Picturesque Landscape Today is the birthday of the English watercolorist and founding advocate of the picturesque landscape, William Gilpin, who was born on this day in 1762. As an early headmaster and vicar of the Cheam School, Gilpin taught vegetable, as well as ornamental, gardening to the students. In 1777, Gilpin…

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October 4, 2019 The Restorative Power of Leaves, William Gilpin, Caspar Wistar, John Hendley Barnhart, The Urban Homestead by Kelly Coyne and Erik Knutzen, Bringing Houseplants Back Indoors, and a 1927 Advertisement for Rakes

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Every autumn, we owe a debt of gratitude to our trees. They give our gardens the best gift: leaves. Over the past decade, there’s been a resurgence of interest in the restorative power of leaves in the garden. For some gardeners, this is new news. Yet, we’ve known about the beautiful contributions of leaves in…

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