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May 3, 2019 National Garden Meditation Day, Walter Elias Broadway, Henry Shaw, Saks 5th Avenue, Valley of Flowers Festival, Charles Joseph Sauriol, American Eden, Victoria Johnson, Panoramic Photos, and Remembering Plant Names

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Today is National Garden Meditation Day. Forget about your troubles Go to the garden (if you’re not there already). Feel the breeze or the sprinkles. Smell the rain. Look at all the signs of life around you… all the shades of green emerging from the ground. Listen to the sound of spring. Garden time is restorative and resetting. Use #GardenMeditationDay today when you post on social media.       Brevities #OTD Born on this day in 1863, Walter Elias…

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May 2, 2019 Plant Sales, May Fools Day, Rivdan, The White House Gardens Symposium, Jimi Hendrix, Stonewall Jackson, Didier Decoin, Dividing Iris, and The Enid A. Haupt Garden

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Ah May… the Month of Plant Sales. When I started gardening, I would Plant Sale away my Saturdays in May with my dear friend Judy. We would plan our way to a successful sale day, waking up while it was still dark out. Then we’d arrive at the church or the building where the sale was to be held, we’d set up our lawn chairs at the door, and we’d pat ourselves on the back for being first and second…

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May 1, 2019 Lily of the Valley, Aimee Camus, Chicago Worlds Fair 1893, Arthur Galston, Wolcott Andrews, Phoebe Hinsdale Brown, The Orchard Thief, Susan Orlean, Bare Root Roses, Chris Van Cleve, and the State Flowers

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Happy May Day! Today, the tradition in France is to give a sprig of Lily of the Valley to loved ones. Originally from Japan, Lily of the Valley has long been considered lucky. It’s a sweet scent, belies its high toxicity. Other names for Lily of the Valley include May Bells, Our Lady’s Tears, and Mary’s Tears. The French name, Muguet, is a diminutive form mugue or muguete and means “musk.”       Brevities #OTD Today, we celebrate the…

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