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July 31, 2020 How To Grow A Mood-boosting Garden, Daniel Defoe, Mary Vaux Walcott, Richard Morris Hunt, Francis Ledwidge, Sydney Dylan Ripley, Outstanding American Gardens by Page Dickey, and National Avocado Day

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Today we remember the beloved English writer who was punished for treason but adored with flowers. We’ll also learn about the female botanical illustrator, who is known as the “Audubon of botany.” We celebrate the Dean of American Architecture. We also salute the “poet of the blackbirds.” We honor the establishment of the horticulture program at the Smithsonian Gardens. In Unearthed Words, we say goodbye to July and hear some poems about the fleeting summer. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book that celebrates 25 years of the Garden Conservancy through over 50 gardens from across the country. And then we’ll wrap things up with a little story about...

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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.)    …

Not Your Mama's Canning Book by Rebecca Lindamood

Not Your Mama’s Canning Book by Rebecca Lindamood

August 13, 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…

Charles Simic

Watermelons

August 3, 2020

by Charles Simic  Green Buddhas On the fruit stand We eat the smile And spit out the teeth. — Charles Simic, American-Serbian Poet, Watermelons  …

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