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Today we celebrate the man who introduced tulips to Holland and the botanist who was supposed to become Carl Linnaeus’s son-in-law — but didn’t. We’ll also learn about the botanist who loved New Brunswick. Today’s Unearthed Words feature words about winter – and bees in winter. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book that…

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Folklore and legends are often intertwined with plants and gardens. Today I stumbled on a Swedish Legend called “The Harvest That Never Came,” and I thought you’d get a kick out of it. The story has been used in lesson plans to teach kids problem-solving. I’m going to abbreviate it a bit, but I’ll share…

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The Naming of Names by Anna Pavord

As Heard on The Daily Gardener Podcast: Today’s book recommendation: The Naming of Names by Anna Pavord A few words to describe this book: Gorgeous. Indispensable. Pavord traces the history of plant taxonomy from the ancient Greeks to 17th-century British botanist John Ray. I’m down with anything by Pavord – and you can get used…

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Emerson once wrote, “To science there is no poison; To botany no weed; To chemistry no dirt.” As much as I like this quote, I know most gardeners will beg to differ. To gardeners, there are weeds. As I mentioned in an earlier episode this month, we often forget one key variable in gardening; the…

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