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June 2, 2021 Thirty Days Wild, Thomas Hardy, Minnie Aumônier, Secret Gardens of Paris by Alexandra D’Arnoux and Bruno De Laubadere, Norton Juster, a Spelling Bee, and Botanical Latin

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Today we celebrate an English novelist and poet who started out as an architecture student, and one of his first jobs was moving a graveyard. We’ll also learn about a writer of charming garden verses. And we’ll hear an excerpt about lilacs. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a look at some of the most exclusive private gardens in Paris. And then we’ll wrap things up with the birthday of a New York architect and children’s book writer who wrote…

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June 1, 2021 Alberta Botanic Garden, Richard Irwin Lynch, Edith Wharton, Practical Houseplant Book by Zia Allaway and Fran Bailey, and Colleen McCullough

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Today we celebrate a gardener who transformed and developed the Cambridge Botanic Garden. We’ll also learn about a writer and gardener who won a Pulitzer for her writing and praise for her work in garden design. We hear an excerpt about the first day of June. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book about houseplants featuring projects, profiles, and guidance. And then we’ll wrap things up with the story of a world-famous writer and her personal paradise on an…

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May 28, 2021 20 Top Perennials, Anne Brontë, Frank Nicholas Meyer, Pressed Flowers, Plants That Kill by Elizabeth Dauncey, and Frances Perry on Silver Foliage

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Today we celebrate a beloved English novelist and poet. We’ll also learn about an intrepid plant explorer remembered most for the little yellow fruit he brought back from China. However, his most significant impact is likely in the soybean specimens that became a valuable economic crop for America. We hear a fun excerpt about a pressed flower book – you’re really going to enjoy it. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book about Plants that Kill – and there…

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May 27, 2021 Grasses, Floral Clock, Vincent Price, Yellow in the Garden, Plants by Kathy Willis, and the Run for the Black-Eyed Susans

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Today we celebrate an old account of Linnaeus’s floral clock. We’ll also learn about the garden life of an American actor who was best known for his brilliant performances in horror films. We hear an excerpt about the color yellow in the garden – it has the power to lift our spirits. Yellow flowers are little day-brighteners. We Grow That Garden Library™, with a book about 250 years of plant history in England. And then we’ll wrap things up with…

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May 26, 2021 Becoming a Garden Designer, Sébastien Vaillant, William J. Fisher, Lily of the Valley, Plantopia by Camille Soulayrol, and Edgar Fawcett

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Today we celebrate a French botanist who broke the news to the scientific community in Paris: plants have sex. We’ll also learn about a German botanist who settled in Kodiak, Alaska, and created a fascinating look at Alaskan plants through the eyes of the Native People of Alaska. We hear an excerpt about Lily of the Valley from one of my favorite modern writers. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book about houseplants and how to incorporate them into…

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