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November 16, 2021 Virtual Herbariums, Laurel Hill, Root Crop Preservation in 1835, Odoardo Beccari, Louise Driscoll, Marsha Mehran, Plant by Phaidon Editors, and Elizabeth Coblentz

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Today in botanical history, we celebrate Laurel Hill and Root Crop Preservation in 1835. We’ll also remember the botanist who discovered the Titan arum and a little poem about the November garden by Louise Driscoll. We’ll hear an excerpt from Pomegranate Soup. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a beautiful garden book from 2016. And then we’ll wrap things up with a look back at a charming garden column from 1999.   Subscribe Apple | Google | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeart To listen to the show while…

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November 15, 2021 NYC Tree Canopy, Nutmeg, Flower Selections for a Box Garden, 1985 New York Spring Flower Show, Ray Bradbury, A House by the Sea by Bunny Williams, and Les Liliacees

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Today in botanical history, we celebrate nutmeg, some flower recommendations for a green garden, and the rebirth of the NYC flower show after a ten-year hiatus. We’ll hear an excerpt from some writing by Ray Bradbury. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a beautiful book by Bunny Williams. And then we’ll wrap things up with the fate of Empress Josephine’s copy of Pierre-Joseph Redoute’s botanical watercolors known as “Les Liliacees” (“The Lilies”).     Subscribe Apple | Google | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeart To listen to the…

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November 3, 2021 Mercy Park Sculptures, William Young, William Cullen Bryant, Sarah Addison Allen, Genealogy for Gardeners by Simon Maughan and Ross Bayton, and Kansas Gardens

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Today in botanical history, we celebrate a German-American botanist who reached out to Queen Charlotte, an American poet who found inspiration in nature and the father of ecology. We’ll hear an excerpt from The Sugar Queen – a great fiction book. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book that’s part of a wonderfully informative series from the RHS. And then we’ll wrap things up with a little story about the glory of Kansas gardens in November.   Subscribe Apple | Google | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeart…

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November 2, 2021 Happier with Horticulture, Carnegie Cactus, Daniil Andreyev, Potpourri, Tom Perrotta, The Art of the Islamic Garden by Emma Clark, and 1975 Book Recommendations

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Today in botanical history, we celebrate the botanical name of the Saguaro Cactus, a Russian writer and mystic, and November potpourri. We’ll hear an excerpt from Tom Perrotta’s best-selling 2011 book. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book that celebrates the Islamic Garden. And then we’ll wrap things up with some hip Book Recommendations from 1975.   Subscribe Apple | Google | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeart To listen to the show while you’re at home, just ask Alexa or Google to “Play the latest episode of…

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November 1, 2021 Lee Smith, James Sherard, Charles Eliot, Dyed Flowers, Mary Rose O’Reilley, Flora by DK, and Stephen Crane

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Today in botanical history, we celebrate a wealthy gardener and apothecary whose garden became his legacy, a ​​pioneering landscape architect who left his mark on the world in his all-too-short life, and the fun that can be had dying flowers – a hobby that’s been around for quite a longe time. We’ll hear an excerpt from a book by a Quaker woman who spent a year tending sheep. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book about flowers in all…

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