Saturday, March 7, 2009

Luther Burbank Birthday

The great plantsman, Luther Burbank, was born on March 7 in 1849.
Burbank developed 800 new strains and varieties of plants and fruit trees, including the popular Shasta Daisy, Santa Rosa Plum, the Plumcot and the Burbank Potato.
The thirteenth of fifteen children, Luther Burbank accomplished an incredible amount as a botanist, with but an elementary school education.
His homesite of four acres in Santa Rosa can be visited.
Here is the website about his home, which is open to the public.

1 comment:

Cathy Messecar said...

For forever, I hadn't thought about the Shasta Daiseys that used to bloom in front of our house 40 years ago. Now that we've built our new house on that site, I just may invest in some for the front again.