Through Springtime Walks

by Ann Batten Cristall, English poet and schoolteacher Through springtime walks, with flowers perfumed, I chased a wild, capricious, fair Where hyacinths and jonquils bloomed, Chanting gay sonnets through the air; Hid amid a briary dell Or ‘neath a Hawthorn-tree, Her sweet enchantments led me on And still deluded me. While summer’s ‘splendent glory smiles…

Read More
20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate a gardener who was also a Founding Father and a Governor of New York. We’ll also learn about a botanist who brought back the Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia reginae “strel-IT-zee-ah REJ-in-ee”) as well as a plant that is now the oldest living potted plant at Kew. We hear a charming poem that…

Read More