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August 1, 2020 The Largest Seed in the World, Richard Savage, Charles Henry Bass Breck, Edwin Way Teale, Franklyn Hugh Perring, August Poems, In Bloom by Ngoc Minh Ngo, and the Origin of Plant Names

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Today we celebrate an English poet who didn’t want gardens to be monetized. We’ll also learn about the 8th generation seedsman of a beloved Boston company. We remember the naturalist who followed the seasons up and down the country. We also recognize the exuberant botanist, who created the Dot Map. We welcome the new month with some poems about “the Queen of the Ripe Season” – August. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book that was created by one of the world’s best garden photographers. It’s a beauty. And then we’ll wrap things up with a little Q&A about the origin of Plant Names.   But first, let’s catch...

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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.)    …

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