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August 18, 2020 Houseplants and Air Quality, Benjamin Alvord, Olav Hauge, Ozaki’s Cherry Trees, the Camperdown Elm, World Daffodil Day, Dream Plants for the Natural Garden by Piet Oudolf and Henk Gerritsen, and the Cherokee Rose

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Today we celebrate the Brigadier General, who described the Compass Plant. We’ll also learn about the Norwegian poet who gardened and tended 70 apple trees. We remember the gift given to American by the Mayor of Tokyo. We also honor an extraordinary tree that was discovered on the estate of the first Earl of Camperdown.   We’ll celebrate World Daffodil Day with a Daffodil Poem. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book called Dream Plants for the Natural Garden – it’s a classic. And then we’ll wrap things up with the story of the Georgia State Flower. But first, let’s catch up on some Greetings from Gardeners around the...

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Artemisia dracunculus

Did You Know Tarragon is an Artemisia?

July 16, 2020

Like all plants in the Artemisia (“AR-tah-MEE-zee-ah”) genus, Tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus) casts a gray and silvery foliage (although these pictures don’t reflect that.)    …

Mastering the Art of Flower Gardening by Matt Mattus

Mastering the Art of Flower Gardening by Matt Mattus

September 1, 2020

As Heard on The Daily Gardener Podcast: From Garden to Grill by Elizabeth Orsini This book came out in 2017, and the subtitle is Over 250…

Eric Carle

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

August 3, 2020

by Eric Carle On Saturday, he ate through one piece of chocolate cake, one ice-cream cone, one pickle, one slice of Swiss cheese, one slice…

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