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February 15, 2021 Pioneer Trees for the Forest Garden, Archibald Menzies, Ernest Henry Wilson, The Gardener-Botanists of the 1927 South Africa Expedition, Dried Flowers by Morgane Illes, and Garden Design Tips from David Stevens

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Today we celebrate the man who introduced the Monkey Puzzle tree to England. We’ll also learn about the prolific plant explorer who was disabled after searching for the regal lily – but he never had any regrets. We hear some words about the 1927 expedition to South Africa. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a beautiful book about dried flowers – something anyone can do. And then we’ll wrap things up with garden design tips from the award-winning designer David Stevens.   Subscribe To listen to the show while you’re at home, just ask Alexa or Google to And she will. It’s just that easy.   The Daily Gardener Friday…

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February 12, 2021 Organizing the Garden Shed, Jan Swammerdam, George Jackman, Walking Through the Garden at Night, Desert Gardens of Steve Martino by Caren Yglesias, and Celebrating William Mason

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Today we celebrate the man who discovered the queen bee had ovaries, and he also said the head of the colony was not a king – but a queen. We’ll also learn about the family behind the ubiquitous Jackman Clematis – it’s the one with the large dark purple flowers with yellow centers. We hear words from Florida’s pioneer naturalist: Charles Torrey Simpson. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a magnificent book about Desert Gardens – this is one of the best. And then we’ll wrap things up with the sweet story of a gardener poet who made one of the first romantic gardens.   Subscribe To listen to the…

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February 11, 2021 Gardening for Health, Margaret Cavendish Bentinck, Should Botany Be Taught In Schools, Saving the Sakura, Darwin’s Most Wonderful Plants by Ken Thompson, and Garden-Inspired Verses About Love

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Today we celebrate a woman who was insatiable when it came to plants, and she is remembered forever with the Portland Rose. We’ll also learn about a famous speech given at a Vermont botanical club about why botany wasn’t taught in schools – and the reasons were pretty spot on. We hear a story about a beautiful cherry tree found near the Osakabe (“sah-KAH-bay”) Hotel. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book about Darwin’s plants – in addition to his theory of evolution, Darwin experimented and observed plants extensively at his home in Kent. And then we’ll wrap things up by getting you ready for Valentine’s Day with a…

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