June 2, 2021 Thirty Days Wild, Thomas Hardy, Minnie Aumônier, Secret Gardens of Paris by Alexandra D’Arnoux and Bruno De Laubadere, Norton Juster, a Spelling Bee, and Botanical Latin

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Today we celebrate an English novelist and poet who started out as an architecture student, and one of his first jobs was moving a graveyard. We’ll also learn about a writer of charming garden verses. And we’ll hear an excerpt about lilacs. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a look at some of the most…

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May 28, 2021 20 Top Perennials, Anne Brontë, Frank Nicholas Meyer, Pressed Flowers, Plants That Kill by Elizabeth Dauncey, and Frances Perry on Silver Foliage

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Today we celebrate a beloved English novelist and poet. We’ll also learn about an intrepid plant explorer remembered most for the little yellow fruit he brought back from China. However, his most significant impact is likely in the soybean specimens that became a valuable economic crop for America. We hear a fun excerpt about a…

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May 24, 2021 Adorable Mason Jar Mosquito Repellent, Sarah Josepha Hale, Michael Chabon, Killing Slugs, Plant Combinations for an Abundant Garden by David Squire, Alan and Gill Bridgewater, and Jumpin Jack

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Today we celebrate an American woman who loved plants, wrote memorable verses that have stood the test of time, and became the Godmother of Thanksgiving.   We’ll also learn about a modern writer and Pulitzer Prize winner who writes in a garden shed. We hear a memorable excerpt about killing slugs. We Grow That Garden…

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May 19, 2021 The Past 40 Years of Garden Design, Catherine Furbish, Emma Genevieve Gillette, Nathaniel Hawthorn, The Sparrow Sisters, Organic Gardening for Everyone by Cali Kim, and Nora Ephron

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Today we celebrate an American female botanist who collected the flora of the great state of Maine. We’ll also learn about a Michigan conservationist who is remembered as the First Lady of Michigan State Parks and Natural Areas. We’ll remember Nathaniel Hawthorne on the anniversary of his death today – and the quirky little story…

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May 17, 2021 Mary Delany, Lord Byron, Dennis Potter, The Mitten Tree, On Harper’s Trail by by Elizabeth Findley Shores, and the First Color Photograph

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Today we celebrate a woman who became a renowned floral artist late in life. We’ll also learn about an English poet and politician who loved nature. We’ll recognize some of the final sentiments about the wonder of nature from a television dramatist, screenwriter, and journalist. We hear an adorable excerpt about growing a mitten tree.…

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May 14, 2021 Sloping Garden Ideas, George Cooper, Charles Joseph Sauriol, Lilacs for Lincoln, Healing in the Garden, Nature into Art by Thomas Christopher and James Mease

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Today we celebrate a happy lyricist and poet. We’ll also remember a charming diary entry from 1938 by a Canadian conservationist and naturalist. We’ll honor a poem by Walt Whitman that inspired a beautiful composition that premiered this day in 1946. We hear an excerpt about the healing power of the garden. We Grow That…

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