William Robinson

William Robinson

A Walk to Dublin 1838  Today is the birthday of the Irish practical gardener and journalist, the passionate William Robinson.   It’s been fun researching William Robinson, and I came across many different accounts of a story from his early days in horticulture. This gem was particularly memorable, and I thought you’d enjoy hearing about it:…

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July 15, 2020 Climate-Change-Ready Trees, St. Swithin’s Day, Inigo Jones, John Wilson, Almira Hart Lincoln Phelps, Niagra Falls, Insect Poetry, How to Cheat at Gardening and Yard Work by Jeff Bredenberg, and William Robinson

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Today we celebrate St. Swithin’s Day. We’ll also learn about the English architect who brought classical Roman architecture and the Italian Renaissance to gardens. We celebrate the botanist who attempted to sell his cow to buy a botany book by Robert Morison. We also celebrate the birthday of a botanist and a teacher of Emily…

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William Robinson

William Robinson

Relaxing Landscapes It’s the birthday of the Irish practical gardener and journalist, the passionate William Robinson. A horticultural powerhouse, Robinson helped change the English landscape from formal to much more relaxed and attainable for the masses. Robinson wrote, “The Medici Gardens in Rome, [offers] clipped walls of green, formal walks, numerous statues, and the ever-present…

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July 5, 2020 Take Kew’s Flower Quiz, A Review of Hamilton for Gardeners, Magnus von Lagerstrom, Adam Kuhn, Stamford Raffles, William Robinson, Rose Poetry, The Gardeners’ Book by Diana Craig, and Margery Claire Carlson

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Today we celebrate the man remembered in the genus name for Crape Myrtle. We’ll also learn about the botanist who served as the physician to George Washington. We celebrate the man remembered in the name of the largest flower in the world. And we also celebrate the practical gardener and journalist who helped change the…

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July 19, 2019 Marjoram vs Oregano, Caroline Dormon, John Macoun, Philip Moffitt, The Wild Garden by William Robinson, Rick Darke, Visit Public Gardens, and Robert Fenton

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What’s the Difference Between Oregano and Marjoram? If you’ve grown both, you know they look quite similar, and they are often confused for one another. But, when it comes to flavor and taste, it is easy to tell them apart. Oregano tends to be earthy, pungent, and spicy. It can easily overpower the other flavors…

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William Robinson

William Robinson

A Breath of Fresh Air It’s the birthday of William Robinson, the originator of the Herbaceous border and advocate for the wild garden, who was born on this day in 1838. Robinson helped change the English landscape from formal to much more relaxed and attainable for the masses. Robinson’s work and books brought him financial…

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July 15, 2019 Bolting Cilantro, Inigo Jones, John Wilson, William Robinson, Almira Hart Phelps, Classic Garden Design by Rosemary Verey, Perennial Sweet Pea, and a Greenhouse Story

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Let’s start today off by talking briefly about bolting cilantro. Why does cilantro bolt, and how should you address it? You can help delay when cilantro bolts by planting it in part shade instead of full sun and keeping the plant cool and moist. Heat is a stressor and sensing its own mortality; cilantro will…

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