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October 8, 2021 Plant Named After 50 Years, John Hay, J. Carter Brown, Faith Ringgold, Deanna Raybourn, Epitaph for a Peach by David M. Masumoto, and Bill’ Vaughan

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Today in botanical history, we celebrate an American civil servant and poet, an American art expert, and a Harlem artist and gardener. We’ll hear an excerpt from historical fiction by Deanna Raybourn. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a lyrical book by a peach farmer. And then we’ll wrap things up with the story of a humorist who made a living writing about the sunny side of life.   Subscribe Apple | Google | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeart To listen to the show while you’re at home,…

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October 7, 2021 Prairie Strips, James Whitcomb Riley, the Engelmann Botanical Club and Fall Flowers, Thomas Keneally, Karen White, The New Shade Garden by Ken Druse, and Clive James

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Today in botanical history, we celebrate a beloved Indiana poet, the Engelmann Botanical Club and their display of fall flowers over 120 years ago, and an Australian author who had asthma as a child. We’ll hear an excerpt from the New York Times bestselling author, Karen White. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a terrific book by a modern plantsman and nurseryman. And then we’ll wrap things up with a poignant poem from a writer and critic who said his…

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October 6, 2021 Garden Border Ideas, Charles Wilkins Short, André Soulié, Levi James Russell, Susan Hill, The Tree Book by Michael Dirr and Keith Warren, and Chris Howell

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Today in botanical history, we celebrate a Kentucky botanist, a French priest and plant explorer, and a Texas doctor and botanist. We’ll hear an excerpt from Susan Hill’s book, The Magic Apple Tree. We Grow That Garden Library™ with another great book by Michael Dirr. And then we’ll wrap things up with a reminder from a modern gardener to stop and enjoy the leaves.   Subscribe Apple | Google | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeart To listen to the show while you’re at home, just ask Alexa or…

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October 5

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Today in botanical history, we celebrate a Flemish Renaissance painter who painted the first landscapes, the American naturalist and artist who saved Prospect Park, and an American botanist who jotted down a little poem on one of the pages in his herbarium – a little known treasure. We’ll hear an October excerpt from Barbara Kingsolver from one of her best-selling books. We Grow That Garden Library™ with the bible for trees and shrubs – it’s a must-have monster resource. And…

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October 4, 2021 Improve Soil Rake Less, William Gilpin, Thoreau, Edward Stratemeyer, J.K. Rowling, Viburnums by Michael Dirr and Dorothy Frances Blomfield Gurney

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Today in botanical history, we celebrate an English artist and clergyman, an old diary entry from the great Henry David Thoreau, and we’ll also learn about an American publishing tycoon and his family’s retreat called Bird Haven Farm. We’ll hear an excerpt on October from a Harry Potter book. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book from one of the great plantsmen of our time and his excellent resource on Viburnums. And then we’ll wrap things up with a…

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