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July 24, 2019 Basilmania, Benning Wentworth, Henry Shaw, Pigeon Peas, John Clare, Planting in a Post-Wild World by Thomas Rainer and Claudia West, Planting a Clock Garden, and Dial-A-Garden-Tip

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Are you a fan of basil? A few years ago, I produced an entire long-format show about basil for the Still Growing podcast. It was Episode 573, and I called it Basilmania. At one point or another, we’ve all needed an introduction to basil and pesto. So, if you’ve never grown basil, or smelled basil, or tasted it, or cooked with basil – I want to introduce you to it. I’d love it if someday you look back and say…

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July 23, 2019 St. Phocas the Gardener, Frances Ropes Williams, John Goldie, Raymond A. Foss, The Living Landscape by Rick Darke and Doug Tallamy, Wedding Tulle, and Cashew Tarragon Pesto

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Today, Catholics honor St. Phocas the Gardener who lived in Turkey during the third century. A protector of persecuted Christians, Phocas grew crops in his garden to help feed the poor. Phocas is remembered for his hospitality and generosity; his garden played an essential part in living both of those virtues. When Roman soldiers were sent to kill him, they could not find shelter for the night. Naturally, when Phocas encountered them, he not only offered them lodging but a…

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July 22, 2019 Drying Flowers, Asa Gray, Hugh Algernon Weddell, Cornelius Herman (“Neil”) Muller, Louise Klein Miller, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Secret Gardens of the Cotswolds by Victoria Summerley, Preparing a Spot for Flower Drying, and the San Jose scale

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Have you ever tried drying flowers? Successfully drying one of your favorite flowers is such a joy. Some flowers look even better when they are dried. There are many options for drying flowers; air drying is the simplest. Then, of course, there’s pressing. If you’ve never tried sand drying a bloom, you should give it a shot. Just fill a microwave-safe container with a layer of silica sand. Put the flower on top of the sand and then bury the…

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