To remedy this inexcusable situation, I have started the Linnaeus Day series here at From the Soil. Through its name, the series will honor Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus -- who is considered the father of modern botanical taxonomy. In preparation for each post, I will research the history, breeding and unique characteristics of a plant growing in my garden and share my new knowledge via a blog post. Linnaeus was born on May 23, 1707, so Linnaeus Day will occur on the 23rd of each month starting with January 23, 2012.
May 23, 2012
- From the Soil: Clematis 'Rouge Cardinal'
- The Rainforest Garden: Passiflora
- Cowlick Cottage Farm: Seminole Squash
- From the Soil: Picea pungens 'Fat Albert'
- Things with Wings: Coreopsis verticillata
- Your Easy Garden: Wisteria
- From the Soil: Viburnum lantana 'Mohican'
- Our Little Acre: Cornus serecia 'Cardinal'
- Things with Wings: Hemerocallis 'Open Hearth'
- That Bloomin' Garden: Cornus nuttalli
I invite other garden bloggers to join in Linnaeus Day, as I think we all can learn more about the plants we grow. To place the Linnaeus Day icon on your post, please copy and paste the following code into your website. This code will place the icon (floated right) and link to the main Linnaeus Day page on From the Soil.
Once you've completed your post, just leave a comment on the current Linnaeus Day post here at From the Soil. If you have any questions about participating, please feel free to contact me at email@example.com.