When they saw the worthy botanist coming back heavy laden with his specimens, and treasuring them up as carefully as a miser would his hoard, they used to make merry among themselves at his expense, regarding him as some whimsical kind of madman.
Some variations useful to him have probably arisen suddenly, or by one step; many botanists, for instance, believe that the fuller's teazle, with its hooks, which cannot be rivalled by any mechanical contrivance, is only a variety of the wild Dipsacus; and this amount of change may have suddenly arisen in a seedling.
The gin extraordinaire -- Dr Adam Silas Brian 'FiFi' Wolfryck Templeton -- left Hendrick's Gin Palace in Girvan, South Ayrshire just before 5am on Friday morning as he set out to share his 'case of curiosities' with curious gin tasters and explorers at The Botanist bars nationwide.
To honor the Grand Canyon National Park's Centennial, Hearth '61 restaurant in the Mountain Shadows resort in Paradise Valley, AZ, is serving a commemorative cocktail called The Bold Botanist. For every $15 drink sold, $1 is donated to the Grand Canyon Association.