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Today we celebrate an early Swedish explorer of Niagara Falls. We’ll also learn about a plant that Thomas Jefferson loved. We salute the Russian botanist who arranged plants by geography. We also recognize the Czech, who became the most famous collector of orchids in the world. And, we’ll remember the lives of a British plant hunter and a German chemist. I’ve got a wonderful poem about August for you today. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book about canning – the author says you’ll be able to make your mamma jealous with your canning skills after getting her book. And then we’ll wrap things up with a mystery about...

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Artemisia dracunculus

Did You Know Tarragon is an Artemisia?

July 16, 2020

Like all plants in the Artemisia (“AR-tah-MEE-zee-ah”) genus, Tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus) casts a gray and silvery foliage (although these pictures don’t reflect that.)    …

Not Your Mama's Canning Book by Rebecca Lindamood

Not Your Mama’s Canning Book by Rebecca Lindamood

August 13, 2020

As Heard on The Daily Gardener Podcast: From Garden to Grill by Elizabeth Orsini This book came out in 2017, and the subtitle is Over 250…

Charles Simic

Watermelons

August 3, 2020

by Charles Simic  Green Buddhas On the fruit stand We eat the smile And spit out the teeth. — Charles Simic, American-Serbian Poet, Watermelons  …

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