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General Information

Name:  Reginal Milton Carlton  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction

Born: 1899 in Chicago, Illinois


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Born and raised in Chicago, R. Milton Carleton spent most of his life living and working there.

Biographical and Professional Information

A horticulturist, author, and co-founder of the American Horticultural Society, R. Milton Carleton was known for his development of gardening chemicals and his numerous writings on gardening. During his fifty-five-year career in agronomy and horticulture, he contributed more than one thousand articles to periodicals, served as garden editor of Chicago Today, and as garden and science editor of Better Homes and Gardens. Carleton was also the founder of Chicago's Municipal Rose Garden.

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