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April 8, 2021 Ten Quick Spring Garden Chores, John Claudius London, Mary Pickford, Lilja Roger’s Crocus Poem, Heaven is a Garden by Jan Johnsen and the Betty Ford Alpine Garden

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Today we celebrate one of the most prolific garden writers of the 1800s. We’ll also learn about a Hollywood legend who ate roses… We hear an adorable poem about the crocus. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book that helps us make our own little piece of heaven here on earth in the form of a garden. And then we’ll wrap things up with a living legacy – a garden – that honors the memory of a trailblazing first…

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April 7, 2021 Styling a Botanical Bookshelf, Michel Adanson, David Fairchild, William Wordsworth, Heal Thyself by Benjamin Woolley, and the Power of a Sunny Spring Day

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Today we celebrate a botanist who is honored by the genus for the spectacular Baobab tree. We’ll recognize the man who became a globetrotting botanist and even a food spy and ultimately introduced more than 200,000 plants to the United States, We’ll hear some words from a poet gardener, ecologist, and naturalist, who celebrates his 251st birthday today. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book about the pioneering herbalist Nicholas Culpeper. And then we’ll wrap things up with a…

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April 6, 2021 The ‘Plant for Peace, Johann Zinn, California Poppy Day, North With the Spring, Happy Orchid by Sara Rittershausen, and the Florida botanist Alvan Chapman

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Hi there, and Welcome to the Daily Gardener – a show about gardening, botanical history, and literature. Today we celebrate the man who is remembered with the much-loved Zinnia We’ll also learn about the California Poppy and California Poppy Day, which is celebrated today. We hear one of my favorite passages about springtime. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a lovely book about Orchids – that’s sure to bring a smile. And then we’ll wrap things up with the story…

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April 5, 2021 Cottage Garden Ideas, Matthias Schleiden, Zina Pitcher, Lilies of the Valley Fabergé egg, Edward Giobbi, Happy Bonsai by Micheal Tran, and Anne Scott-James

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Today we celebrate the botanist who discovered cells in plants and helped to establish cell theory. We’ll also learn about an amateur botanist who had a tremendous impact on the University of Michigan. We’ll remember the gift of a stunning Fabergé egg known as The Lilies of the Valley egg. We hear a delightful verse about spring from a famous cookbook author. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book about Bonsai. And then we’ll wrap things up with the…

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March 26, 2021

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Today we celebrate a woman who was outcast and imprisoned in her own home, so she became a gardener. We’ll also learn about a man who wrote one of the most useful and beautiful medical botany books. We’ll hear a charming garden verse from an English writer and poet. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book about one of America’s greatest botanists. And then we’ll wrap things up with a sweet little garden poem from an American poet laureate.…

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