William Withering

William Withering

Fond of Foxgloves March 17, 1741 Today is the birthday of the English botanist geologist, physician, and chemist William Withering. William became the very first person to study the bioactivity of the flower known as Digitalis or Foxglove. In this respect, William’s training as a physician served him well. And the story goes that one…

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March 17, 2021 How to Decorate for Spring, William Withering, Penelope Lively, Ernst Dieffenbach, Garden Design Review by Ralf Knoflach and Robert Schäfer, and Arthur’s Shurcliff’s Revival Garden Design

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Today we celebrate a man who revealed the medicinal properties of Digitalis or Foxglove. We’ll also learn about an English author and gardener who wrote about the gardens of her life, and she turns 88 years old today. We hear an excerpt about a Scientist, Explorer, revolutionary, and Outcast who became one of New Zealand’s Great…

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