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Is There a Botanist in the House?

A recent page one article in a major American newspaper lamented the declining number of skilled botanists in the US. Something about animals being more interesting, with the net result that we are left with very few people who can distinguish between hydrangeas and rhododendrons, and speak intelligently about the difference in plants of thorns, spines and prickles (each arises from a different biological systems).

Well, lament no more my friends.  Our Environmental Horticulture Farm Advisor, Steve Tjosvold, who is a botanist par excellence, has offered to share his 30+ years in the field with us on this subject and many others on his just launched nursery and flower grower blog. 

Have a look:

//ucanr.edu/blogs/NurseryFlower/

 

I've had a request for the link to the article from a dear reader, it's right below.  It seems that these Wall Street Journal links are not free, I apologize for that, but you have my commitment that I will explain clearly what the article is about in my posts.

Thanks all!

 

https://www.wsj.com/articles/rhododendron-hydrangea-america-doesnt-know-anymore-1534259849?mod=searchresults&page=1&pos=1

 

 

 

Posted on Sunday, September 2, 2018 at 2:21 PM

Comments:

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Hi Mark,  
nice note about the importance of botanists. Can you share the link to the article about the decline in botanists? Sounds like a good article.  
thanks, Eric

Posted by Eric Brennan on September 4, 2018 at 9:41 AM

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