The Luther Burbank Centennial

Luther Burbank

March 7, 1949, marked the 100th anniversary of Luther Burbank’s birth.  For half a century or more, the public schools of the nation taught the children in the lower grades

Roy Grew Orchids From Seed To Flower

Roy Orchids

Roy Fields was a specialist in orchid seedlings. A native Floridian, he makes his home in the village of Miami Shores, where he grows orchids on a plot that is

The Plant Introductions Of Ernest Wilson

Ernest Wilson

If ERNEST H. WILSON, the Arnold Arboretum’s famous plant hunter, were alive today he would be about 140 years old. In the 80+ years which have elapsed since the date

New Slants On Growing African Violets

African Violets

Many years ago Atlanta, Georgia, was the great center of African violet interest on October 9 and 10, when enthusiasts from 20 states met for the first time at the

The Magic of “Uncle John” McLaren

Uncle John Mclaren

Do you know that once there lived in this country, a little Scotchinan who had the such magic touch in his ability to grow plants that he changed a large

Mecca for Daylily Fans

mecca daylily

The extensive grounds and gardens of F. Edgar Rice in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, were complete with separate daylily, rose, formal, and patio gardens knowingly designed and meticulously maintained – and was

Iris for the South

Growing Iris Varieties For the south

“Southern gardeners are no pikers, by any means, lit growing iris,” says Boyce M. Edens, one of Atlanta’s and the South’s well-known iris specialists. “In fact,” adds Mr. Edens, “the

Meet The Pioneers Who Developed Our Roses

pioneers developed our roses

Today’s rose gardens sparkle with color and vigor. Their long-stemmed beauties spring from thickly branched, well-foliaged plants, and each season sees many additions to the list of novelties from which