Arbor Day

Arbor Day

Arbor Day Dedication March 4, 1949 On this day, the Santa Cruz Sentinel out of Santa Cruz, California, published a lovely story about the upcoming Arbor Day celebration. The story featured a wonderful photo of a tree being pruned with the caption, “Santa Rosa Citizens To Plant Trees In Commemoration Of Birth Of Famed Luther Burbank: Nurseryman Joe Badger,…

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March 4, 2021 Five Perennial Herbs You Should Grow, Henry Frederick Conrad Sander, Luther Burbank’s Arbor Day, the Final days of a Gardener, Flora Japonica by Masumi Yamanaka and Order Gladiolus and Dahlias Now

20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate a man who wrote the book on growing and selling orchids. We’ll also learn about a very special Arbor Day to honor Luther Burbank. We hear a touching excerpt about the final days of an incredible gardener, teacher, and friend. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book about the beautiful flowers…

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Treeless Nebraska Inspired the First Arbor Day

“Incredibly, a million trees were planted in Nebraska on America’s first Arbor Day. I’d say that was a good start.” April 10, 1872 On this day, the first Arbor Day in the U.S. was observed in “treeless Nebraska.” The day was established for Nebraska by the Honorable J. Sterling Morton of Nebraska – later U.S.…

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