Archives for July 2012

L.H. Bailey, The Indiana Jones of Botanists

July 28, 2012 at 1:06 pm

After his retirement from Cornell University in 1914, Liberty Hyde Bailey inaugurated a career as a plant explorer with the sole objective of increasing knowledge of the world’s plants. In 1929, Bailey undertook an exploration with his daughter Ethel to the Los Llanos (the plains) of the Orinoco River. Featured here are personal photos and... View Article

What is Horticulture?

July 26, 2012 at 10:07 am

 Liberty Hyde Bailey has been dubbed the, “American Father of Modern Horticulture” but most people would be hard pressed to give a definition of horticulture or feel that they should know, feelingthe tinge of embarrassment. However, we don’t need to be embarrassed. Bailey himself wrested with it. Let’s see what Bailey thought of the... View Article

“Through the Lens of L.H. Bailey” – Exhibit Extension

July 22, 2012 at 10:43 am

Nearly 200 glass plate images, taken by Liberty Hyde Bailey at the turn of the 20th century, have been digitally scanned and are now preserved at the Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum, South Haven, Michigan. It is these images that comprise the museum’s first exhibit, “Through the Lens of L.H. Bailey.” For today’ssnapshotwe offer a very... View Article

Snapshot from the Exhibit, “Through the Lens of L.H. Bailey: Plants, Places & People”

July 15, 2012 at 10:26 am

The Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum’s exhibit, “Through the Lens of L.H. Bailey,” continues to turn heads. The show runs through September 15th. For the next months, we will feature a rare image digtially restored from Bailey’s glass plate negatives. Enjoy! The income from his varied and popular horticultural books enabled Liberty Hyde Bailey to establish... View Article