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July 2, 2020  An Audience of Plants, Buying Flowers in July, Marian Farquharson, Herman Hesse, Ralph Hancock, Kate Brandegee, Cordelia Stanwood, NASA’s ECOSTRESS, July Poetry, Glorious Shade by Jenny Rose Carey, and the Richard Wettstein Memorial

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Today we celebrate a female botanist who fought to get recognition for women by the Linnaean Society. We’ll also learn about the German poet who loved trees. We’ll celebrate the Welsh garden-marker extraordinaire and also one of the all-time greats – a botanist from California. And, we’ll also honor the life of The Bird Woman of Ellsworth, who helped us to better understand birds and their individual uniqueness. We will also celebrate the month of July with some poetry. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book about gardening in shade. (Shade gardens don’t have to be dark and boring.) And then we’ll wrap things up with the story of...

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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…

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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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