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April 4, 2019

 

Long-Term Residents

Perennial beds need to be well dug initially to loosen the soil and then amended with compost or other organic material.

March 21, 2019

 

Wordsworth’s Garden

“True taste has an eye for both weeds and garden flowers.”

March 7, 2019

 

A Granddaughter’s Memories

Vita Sackville-West’s granddaughter Juliet Nicolson says that her grandmother’s “presence still fills the garden.”

February 28, 2019

 

Vita And Harold’s Garden

Vita Sackville-West’s planting philosophy : “Cram, cram, cram, every chink and cranny.”

August 30, 2018

 

Butterworts

Charles Darwin identified the Pinguicula genus in the 1870s.

July 26, 2018

 

Why I Don’t Like Spiderwort

There’s one plant that self-seeds all over my yard that I pull up whenever I see it, even when it is in flower.

July 5, 2018

 

John Gerard

Gerard’s Herball is one of a kind and provides a unique insight into which plants were grown in the 16th century in England.

March 23, 2017

 

Engraving of Hooker by Charles Henry Jeens.

Joseph Dalton Hooker

Hooker had an enduring passion for plants and discovered many of the ones that grow in our gardens today.

March 16, 2017

 

Two distinct styles of Wardian cases.

Wardian Cases

These mini-greenhouses transformed the work of plant collectors world-wide!

March 2, 2017

 

Exterior of the Kew Botanical Gardens’ Palm House in London.

Plant Descriptors

Just like the names of people, plant names are quite diverse.

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