Virtual Gardener

Spring 2008 - Arbor Day and The Bottle Tree

Any virtual exploration of Arbor Day must begin at where you will find lots of information about the importance of trees. Arbor Day’s founder, J. Sterling Morton understood how trees impact all life of Earth. As Secretary of Agriculture under President Grover Cleveland, he helped to establish the National Forest Reservations. His home, “Arbor Lodge,” is now a state park. See it at

Winter, 2007 - Plant Explorers

"Good God. When I consider the melancholy fate of so many botany votaries, I am tempted to ask whether men are in their right mind who so desperately risk life and everything else through their love of collecting plants."

Carl Linnaeus
"Glory of the Scientist"