Latest Episode

April 9, 2019 Phebe Lankester, James Sowerby, Joseph Trimble Rothrock, Asa Gray, Louis Agassiz, Gardeners Question Time, Charles Baudelaire, Katie Daisy, the Toronto Archives, and Joseph Sauriol

20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today’s thought is exactly that: How we think when we garden. Emerson wrote: Blame me not, laborious band, For the idle flowers I brought; Every aster in my hand Comes back laden with a thought. How wonderful our gardens are for thinking. Creatively. Therapeutically. Soulfully. Every bloom can be a vessel for an idea, a hurt, a solution. I had a fight with my daughter the other day. We were getting nowhere. Exasperated and just plain tired, I had her help me with the houseplants. In case you’re wondering, we were spring cleaning all the greens – even the fake ones! There was no talk. No more disagreement. Just the...

Read More

The Daily Gardener
Friday Newsletter


A free friday digest of the week's most interesting and inspiring profiles, poems, books, gifts, and botanical sparks. Plus every week, subscribers have a chance to win a book from the Grow That Garden Library™ bookshelf.
Something went wrong. Please check your entries and try again.
Parsley 2

What’s Green and Sings?

July 6, 2020

Such an intriguing title, isn’t it? The title of this post is the opening question to a joke I recently heard. I’ll tell you the answer at the end of this post about Parsley (Petroselinum crispum “Petro-sah-LIE-num”). That sounds like a spell from Harry Potter. Petroselinum crispum. Parsley.   Now I have to ask: Are…

The Humane Gardener by Nancy Lawson

July 6, 2020

As Heard on The Daily Gardener Podcast: The Humane Gardener by Nancy Lawson This book came out in 2017, and the subtitle is: Nurturing a Backyard Habitat for Wildlife (How to Create a Sustainable and Ethical Garden that Promotes Native Wildlife, Plants, and Biodiversity) In Nancy’s words: “A humane gardener challenges herself to see the…

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Autumn Within

April 20, 2020

by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow “It is autumn; not without  But within me is the cold.  Youth and spring are all about;  It is I that have grown old.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Autumn Within         As featured onThe Daily Gardener podcast: Words inspired by the garden are the sweetest, most beautiful words…

Podcast Library arrow

Tis the last rose of summer,
Left blooming alone;
All her lovely companions
Are faded and gone.

— Thomas Moore

A leaf is a letter from a tree
That writes, in gold, 
"Remember me!"

— Joan Walsh Anglund

From plants that wake when others sleep,
from timid jasmine buds that keep
their odor to themselves all day,
but when the sunlight dies away
let the delicious secret out
to every breeze that roams about.
 
— Thomas Moore

The Old Year passes into the New, and gladness fills all the earth for the joyous awakening of bud and blossom is at hand.

 — Minnie Aumônier


The tuberose, with her silvery light,
That in the gardens of Malay
Is called the Mistress of the Night,
So like a bride, scented and bright;
She comes out when the sun's away.

— Thomas Moore
 

A bird doesn’t sing because
it has an answer,  it sings
because it has a song…

— Joan Walsh Anglund

Friendship is like a rose... 
opening one petal at a time, 
only as it unfolds... 
day by day, it reveals its true beauty.

— Joan Walsh Anglund
 

Pure as the joy a garden gives, the memory of a true friend lives.
And like a garden, through the changing year is ever lovely, ever fresh and dear.

— Minnie Aumônier

 

What Listeners Say

KIND WORDS FROM LOVELY LISTENERS

"I just discovered you! I googled garden podcasts and I'm so glad I found the show. I start every day with The Daily Gardener!"

"I love garden history and garden stories. Thank you for helping me learn more about both!"

"I've been a Still Growing podcast listener for years. I'm so excited to hear your new one - The Daily Gardener! Thank you."

Ways to Connect with The Daily Gardener

The Free Facebook Group

Join a community of like-minded gardeners
Share your garden
Learn from fellow DG listeners
Make your newsfeed more worthwhile

The Daily Gardener Patreon Button copy 2


PATREON

Access to the Patreon Website
Bonus Content
Behind the Scenes
Discounts + first dibs on show merch
Free MP3 of the Daily Gardener Ring Tone
VIP Access to The Daily Gardener Book Sale
Support the Show

The Daily Gardener Book Club


The Book Club

Gardener Biographies
Chat with the Authors
Monthly online video calls via Zoom
Dig Deeper into Stories
Book Club Voxer Group
Chat with the author
Space is limited

Audience Stats

%

consider themselves
curious + serious gardeners

%

interested in flower gardening, edibles, and nature in general

%

interested in their roots, nostalgic, history-lovers,
very family oriented

%

Savvy + Practical Readers
with an interesting take on the world

SI HORTUM IN HORTORUM PODCASTUM IN BIBLIOTEHCA HABES, NIHIL DEERIT.

"If you have a garden, a gardening podcast, and a library,
you have everything you need."

Ready to check out the show merch?

Give a holler if you have specific requests

Top of page