Remembering British writer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and his Love of Gardening

Arthur Conan Doyle - Colorized Portrait BEF 1904

“After Arthur’s death, newspaper accounts shared that he was buried in his garden next to his garden shed. Arthur’s garden hut was the place Arthur went to write his stories about one of the world’s best-loved detectives: Sherlock Holmes.” July 7, 1930 On this day, British writer and physician Sir Arthur Conan Doyle died.  …

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Remembering the Pink Lady: Writer and Horticulturist Cora Older

Cora Baggerly Older Profile

“During sizzling July and August weeks, [Cora] has been climbing the hundreds of apricot and prunes trees that spread across her big ranch at Cupertino, picking the fruit herself with the occasional and temperamental aid of a 64-year-old handyman.” September 26, 1968 On this day, the novelist and horticulturist known as the Pink Lady, Cora…

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