20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate a woman who was insatiable when it came to plants, and she is remembered forever with the Portland Rose. We’ll also learn about a famous speech given at a Vermont botanical club about why botany wasn’t taught in schools – and the reasons were pretty spot on. We hear a story about…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate a son of France who developed the first natural classification of flowering plants. We’ll also learn about the young female garden writer who teamed up with an Australian botanical illustrator and turned out some fabulous garden classics. We salute the English Poet Laureate who wrote inspiringly about gardens. We Grow That Garden…

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A Garden That You Make Yourself

by Alfred Austin A garden that you make yourself becomes associated with your personal history and that of your friends, interwoven with your tastes, preferences, and character, and constitutes a sort of unwritten, but withal manifest, autobiography. Show me your garden, provided it be your own, and I will tell you what you are like. …

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All the Dumb Winter Days

by Alfred Austin Where has thou been all the dumb winter days When neither sunlight was nor smile of flowers, Neither life, nor love, nor frolic, Only expanse melancholic, With never a note of thy exhilarating lays? As featured onThe Daily Gardener podcast: Words inspired by the garden are the sweetest, most beautiful words of…

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Primroses

by Alfred Austin Pale January lay In its cradle day by day Dead or living, hard to say. But this belief that January is a dead time in the garden… Well, nothing could be further from the truth.  As featured onThe Daily Gardener podcast: Words inspired by the garden are the sweetest, most beautiful words…

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