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April 15, 2021 Propagating Your Favorite Herbs, Elisabeth Christina von Linné, Francis Hallé, Christina Rossetti, A Wilder Life by Celestine Maddy, and Alexander Garden

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Today we celebrate a Swedish botanist with a famous father who observed flashes of light emitting from her nasturtiums. We’ll also learn about a modern-day forest advocate and conservationist on a mission to create something he calls a primary forest in France. We’ll hear a poem about spring from the charming Christina Georgina Rossetti. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book that calls us to lead a wilder life – connecting with nature to find balance, energy, and restoration.…

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April 14, 2021 Austin Trees After the Freeze, Helene Cramer, Henry Walter Bates, Ernest Hemingway, James Sowerby by Paul Henderson, and Jim Zampini

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Today we celebrate a German landscape and flower painter who was forbidden to paint by her father. We’ll also learn about a self-taught botanist who spent nearly a dozen years in the Amazon rainforest. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book about one of the 19th-century’s top botanical illustrators. And then we’ll wrap things up with a little story from the 2017 Beijing Crabapple Conference.   Subscribe To listen to the show while you’re at home, just ask Alexa…

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April 13, 2021 The Arts and Crafts Movement, Eudora Welty, Mary Strong Clemens, The Rush of Spring, Imperial Nature by Jim Endersby, and International Plant Appreciation Day

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Today we celebrate a writer and avid gardener who, as an adult, gardened beside her mother for decades. We’ll also learn about a botanist and prolific plant collector who traveled along with her minister husband as he worked in the Philippines. We hear some thoughts about how quickly spring goes by. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book about Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker. And then we’ll wrap things up with International Plant Appreciation Day.   Subscribe To listen to…

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April 12, 2021 North-Facing Garden Ideas, Zina Pitcher, Thomas Nuttal, Willis Linn Jepson, Edith Pargeter, Hydrangeas by Naomi Slade and National Licorice Day

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Today we celebrate the American doctor and amateur botanist who left a legacy in Michigan. We’ll also learn about the first botanist to explore Michigan. We’ll recognize the man who started the California Botanical Society. We hear a quick thought on spring from Ellis Peters. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a beautiful book about Hydrangea. And then we’ll wrap things up with National Licorice Day.   Subscribe To listen to the show while you’re at home, just ask Alexa or Google to…

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April 9, 2021 Derek Jarman on Gardening, Joseph Trimble Rothrock, Phoebe Lankester, E. J. Scovell, How to Houseplant by Heather Rodino, and Sidewalk Chalk Tree Labels

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Today we celebrate a botanist remembered as the Father of Forestry. We’ll also learn about a 19th-century female garden writer who loved wildflowers. We’ll recognize the broadcasting Anniversary of a popular Garden television program. We hear words from a poet admired by Vita Sackville West, and the poem compares the iris and the tulip. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book about Houseplants and how to keep them happy and healthy.   And then we’ll wrap things up with a story…

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