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September 15, 2021 The Torture Orchard, James Gates Percival, Frances Garnet Wolseley, Marjorie Harris, Lauren Oliver, The World was My Garden by David Fairchild, and Ripen Tomatoes Fast

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Today in botanical history, we celebrate an American doctor, a Viscountess, and a Canadian fiction writer. We hear a little excerpt about September – such a milestone month for so many people. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book about one of America’s greatest ​​explorers. And then we’ll wrap things up with tomato tips from garden writer Stuart Robinson who shares how to get the last of your harvest to ripen faster. A question on many gardener’s minds…  …

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September 14, 2021 How to Arrange Hydrangeas, Thomas Overbury, Batty Langley, Susan Campbell, David Auburn, The Winter Harvest Handbook by Eliot Coleman, and Thoughts on Transplanting

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Today in botanical history, we celebrate a poet, an English garden designer, and a garden historian. We’ll hear a fun excerpt about calculating cold weather from a Pulitzer-prize-winning play by David Auburn. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a bible on winter growing and harvesting – so year-round gardening – from the master himself: Eliot Coleman. And then we’ll wrap things up with some thoughts on transplanting – the toll it takes on plants… and us.   Subscribe To listen…

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September 13, 2021 Butternut Onion Galette, Friedrich Ludwig von Sckell, Anna Massey Lea Merritt, Henry Hurd Rusby, Giles Milton, Vegan 100 by Gaz Oakley and James Forbes in Baden

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Today we celebrate a German landscape gardener who introduced English gardens to Germany. We’ll also learn about an American painter and printmaker best known for her incredible painting Love Locked Out (1890)… but she was also a gardener and painted beautiful landscapes. We’ll also look back at a cautionary story about a botanist who protected his peach crop at a tremendous cost and using terrible judgment. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book that will help you learn how…

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September 10, 2021 Pumpkin Pie Cereal Treats, Richard Spruce, Redouté, Robert Koldewey, Lilian Gibbs, Cyril Connolly, Ella Griffin, The Well-Gardened Mind by Sue Stuart-Smith, and David Hosack

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Today we celebrate a botanist remembered for his work collecting cinchona trees in South America. We’ll remember the French royal painter known as the “the Raffaele of flowers.” We’ll also learn about the German architect who thought he’d discovered the Hanging Gardens of Babylon over a hundred years ago. We’ll recognize the work of the British Botanist who is remembered in the name of a bamboo, an English writer who was often inspired by nature, and we’ll also take a…

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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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