Posts Tagged ‘Anna Pavord’

September 20, 2019 The Harvest That Never Came, Lorenz Scholz von Rosenau, Margherita Caffi, Mary Sophie Young, Anna Pavord, Carl Sandburg, Big Dreams, Small Garden by Marianne Willburn, Pot Up Herbs for Indoors, and the Rhodum sidus

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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…

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The Naming of Names by Anna Pavord

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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May 24, 2019 Gardeners and Weeds, Ynes Mexia, Queen Victoria, Frank Cabot, Les Quatre Vents, Linda Leinen, The Naming of Plants, Anna Pavord, The Naming of Names, Photo Friday in the Garden, and Ynes Mexia’s Exploits in Mexico and South America

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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…

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