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June 21, 2021 Jay Sifford’s Garden, Leonhard Rauwolf, Donald Culross Peattie, Susan Wiggs, Small Garden Design by Paul Bangay and Ian McEwan

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Today we celebrate an old account of Tripoli gardens. We’ll remember a botanist, naturalist, and author who believed in the power of walking. We hear an excerpt from a book by author Susan Wiggs. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a wonderful book about small garden design. And then we’ll wrap things up with a novelist who found his own garden paradise in the Cotswolds.   Subscribe To listen to the show while you’re at home, just ask Alexa or…

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June 2, 2021 Thirty Days Wild, Thomas Hardy, Minnie Aumônier, Secret Gardens of Paris by Alexandra D’Arnoux and Bruno De Laubadere, Norton Juster, a Spelling Bee, and Botanical Latin

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Today we celebrate an English novelist and poet who started out as an architecture student, and one of his first jobs was moving a graveyard. We’ll also learn about a writer of charming garden verses. And we’ll hear an excerpt about lilacs. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a look at some of the most exclusive private gardens in Paris. And then we’ll wrap things up with the birthday of a New York architect and children’s book writer who wrote…

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June 1, 2021 Alberta Botanic Garden, Richard Irwin Lynch, Edith Wharton, Practical Houseplant Book by Zia Allaway and Fran Bailey, and Colleen McCullough

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Today we celebrate a gardener who transformed and developed the Cambridge Botanic Garden. We’ll also learn about a writer and gardener who won a Pulitzer for her writing and praise for her work in garden design. We hear an excerpt about the first day of June. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book about houseplants featuring projects, profiles, and guidance. And then we’ll wrap things up with the story of a world-famous writer and her personal paradise on an…

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May 28, 2021 20 Top Perennials, Anne Brontë, Frank Nicholas Meyer, Pressed Flowers, Plants That Kill by Elizabeth Dauncey, and Frances Perry on Silver Foliage

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Today we celebrate a beloved English novelist and poet. We’ll also learn about an intrepid plant explorer remembered most for the little yellow fruit he brought back from China. However, his most significant impact is likely in the soybean specimens that became a valuable economic crop for America. We hear a fun excerpt about a pressed flower book – you’re really going to enjoy it. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book about Plants that Kill – and there…

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May 27, 2021 Grasses, Floral Clock, Vincent Price, Yellow in the Garden, Plants by Kathy Willis, and the Run for the Black-Eyed Susans

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Today we celebrate an old account of Linnaeus’s floral clock. We’ll also learn about the garden life of an American actor who was best known for his brilliant performances in horror films. We hear an excerpt about the color yellow in the garden – it has the power to lift our spirits. Yellow flowers are little day-brighteners. We Grow That Garden Library™, with a book about 250 years of plant history in England. And then we’ll wrap things up with…

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