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April 11, 2019 Yearlong Care of the Garden, Luther Burbank , Yogi Yogananda, Elsie Elizabeth Esterhuysen, John Paulus Lotsy, Ogden Nash, Barbara Kingsolver, Mary Treat, A New Garden Tote, and the Clark Botanic Garden

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How much do you care for your garden? Do your time and attention stay pretty constant throughout the season? If not, why not? What would your garden look like in August if you loved it then as much as you do now? What do you need to do to sustain a high level of care for your garden all season long? Fewer tomato or pepper plants? More raised beds? Getting regular garden time committed on the calendar? Removing high maintenance plants?       Brevities #OTD Luther Burbank died today in 1926 (Books By This Author). His friend, Yogi Yogananda wrote Autobiography of a Yogi – a book many people...

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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 Power of a Plant by Stephen Ritz

July 13, 2020

As Heard on The Daily Gardener Podcast: The Power of a Plant by Stephen Ritz This book came out in 2017 and the subtitle is A Teacher’s Odyssey to Grow Healthy Minds and Schools. Stephen Ritz is the founder of Green Bronx Machine and has devoted his teaching career to improving health and academic results for…

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…

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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

 

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