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January 15, 2021 How to Grow and Care for Spirea Shrubs, the British Museum, Richard Buxton, Identifying Wildlife in the Winter Garden, A Year at Brandywine Cottage by David Culp, and The Garden of a Commuters Wife: Mabel Osgood Wright

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Today we celebrate living virtually – we can tour one of the world’s greatest museums – which opened on this day in 1759. We’ll also learn about a man who endeared himself to his countrymen when he published a book about the plant life found within sixteen miles of his hometown. We’ll hear some thoughts on identifying wildlife in the winter garden. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a beautiful book that’s full of incredible wisdom from a seasoned gardener…

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January 14, 2021 The Transformation of a Yorkshire Garden, Pierre-Joseph Redouté, Marie-Anne Libert, Appreciating the Dandelion, A Taste for Nightshade by Martine Bailey and the Louisiana Garden Expert: Joe White

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Today we celebrate one of my favorite botanical painters. We’ll also learn about a botanist who was one of the first female plant pathologists. We’ll hear some thoughts on the humble dandelion. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a fun fiction book that incorporates masterful recipes, mystery, secrets, conflict, and the garden. And then we’ll wrap things up with a story about a beloved Louisiana garden expert.   Subscribe To listen to the show while you’re at home, just ask…

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January 13, 2021 Gardening Trends for 2021, John Gilbert Baker, Joseph Francis Rock, Holly, and Ivy with Beth Chatto, A Small Porch by Wendell Berry, and Helen Morgenthau Fox on Garden Cinderellas

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Today we celebrate a man who was regarded as the most revered British field-botanist of his time. We’ll also learn about the botanist who considered China to be his real home. We’ll hear thoughts on holly and ivy from one of my favorite gardeners. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book of Sunday poems inspired by the natural world. And then we’ll wrap things up with the woman who wrote a book called Garden Cinderellas – what an excellent…

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January 12, 2021 The Perfect Cup of Herbal Tea, Jean Jules Linden, Edred John Henry Corner, Linneas’s Stark Funeral Instructions, A Rum Affair by Karl Sabbagh, and James Henry Salisbury’s War on Fruit and Vegetables

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Today we celebrate a descriptive rare orchid hunter who changed the way orchids were cared for. We’ll also learn about the man who was held as a prisoner at the Singapore Botanical Garden during WWII. We’ll hear about the stark funeral instructions left by Carl Linnaeus. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book about botanical fraud – it’s a fascinating story. And then we’ll wrap things up with the long lost story of a man who didn’t support a…

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January 11, 2021 Regenerative Grower New Year’s Resolutions, William Curtis, Plough Monday, Rosemary Verey’s Wintersweet, A Place to Call Home by James Farmer, and the Persistent Peter Forsskål

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Today we celebrate the founder of the influential Curtis Botanical Magazine. We’ll also learn about the traditional start of the agricultural year. We’ll hear about a beautiful plant called Wintersweet from one of my favorite gardeners. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book about home through the eyes of a passionate plantsman. And then we’ll wrap things up with a fun story about a young botanist and disciple of Carl Linnaeus.   Subscribe To listen to the show while…

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