Photographer's Note

Probably America's most prominent agriculture scientist was Luther Burbank (1849-1926). He was responsible for creating more than 800 varieties of plants, vegetables, flowers, fruits, and grasses, including the worldwide success of the Russet Potato.

In 1875, He sold the rights to the Burbank Russet Potato for $150 and used the money to move from Massachusetts to Santa Rosa, California. Inspired by Charles Darwin's "The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication", Burbank did crossbreeding experiments on plants. Here he built his gardens, greenhouse and home, which is open today for touring to the public.

This image is Coneflowers, the 'signature' flower at the Luther Burbank Home & Gardens in Santa Rosa.

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Additional Photos by Ray Anderson (photoray) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1203 W: 1 N: 3169] (13981)
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