I'm interested in scads of topics, and it seems I'm always running into interesting tidbits. I'd like to share some with you. I promise they'll always have at least a fleeting relevance to the day at hand.
August 3, 2011
August 3: Joseph Paxton, "Prince of Gardeners" Born, 1803
He began as a humble groundsman, but quickly rose to become one of the most famous gardeners of all time.
Above: Chatsworth Estate, the estate that took most of Paxton's time. Etching by unknown artist, before 1881.
Below: The Crystal Palace, designed by Paxton for the Great Exhibition. Photograph by Philip Henry Delamotte, 1854