Monthly Archives: June 2011

Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker

I’ve just finished reading On the Vegetation of the Galapagos Archipelago, as compared with that of some other Tropical Islands and of the Continent of America by Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker, who was born 194 years ago today. In 1844, … Continue reading

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In the Seven Woods

I have heard the pigeons of the Seven Woods Make their faint thunder, and the garden bees Hum in the lime-tree flowers; and put away The unavailing outcries and the old bitterness That empty the heart. I have forgot awhile … Continue reading

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Banana Relatives in Sitka, Alaska?

Matt Goff has collected a dozen truly interesting posts about plants for the 40th edition of Berry Go Round. Not only are the posts themselves of interest, but he managed to tie the subject matter of each one with plants … Continue reading

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