William Herbert

Amaryllis in a pot in the sun

The Botanist of Many Skills It’s the death day of William Herbert (12 January 1778 – 28 May 1847).  He was a British botanist, distinguished scholar and poet, Amaryllis breeder, and a clergyman who eventually became the first Dean of Manchester; the head of the Chapter of Manchester Cathedral. In 1837, Herbert wrote a book…

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May 28, 2019 Unkind Garden Advice, William Herbert, Hippeastrum, Carl Richard Nyberg, Amaryllis and Alteo, Amaryllis Poem, Minta Collins, Medieval Herbs, Exposed Tree Roots and the Wentworth Lilacs of New Hampshire

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Gardeners. Horticultural experts. Professors, even. On the garden path, you can, from time to time, run into people that decimate you faster than a Japanese Beetle on green beans. Let’s just set one thing straight. Gardening is good for you, but people who give garden advice can be bad for you. What they fail to…

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