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Today we celebrate the one year anniversary of the show and the man who wrote a flora of the Middle East. We’ll learn about the German botanist who discovered mitosis and chloroplasts. We celebrate the 93rd birthday of an English-Australian gardener who learned to garden and survived during World War II. We’ll honor the tremendous…

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Today we celebrate one of Britain’s great explorers and the first apple parer. We’ll learn about the wonderful willow, and we’ll celebrate the very first field trip of the Philadelphia Botanical Club, which happened 128 years ago today. Today’s Unearthed Words feature poems from the author of Anne of Green Gables. We Grow That Garden…

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Today we celebrate the botanist who sailed with Captain James Cook on the Endeavor and the man regarded as the father of North American mycology. We’ll learn about the man who patented the first practical lawnmower 198 years ago today. Today’s Unearthed Words feature a poet and writer who used the names Flora or Florilla…

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Today we celebrate the Scottish naturalist who walked 838 miles to London and the birthday of a man who learned a great deal from growing peas. We’ll learn about one of the most prolific plant collectors of Western Australia flora, and we’ll celebrate what would have been the 75th birthday of a towering figure in…

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Today we celebrate the first grapes that were grown down under and the poet who saved a tree that looks like it came straight out of a fairy tale. We’ll learn about the painter who was supposed to paint pineapples but never did and the florist who did the flowers for Queen Elizabeth’s coronation. We’ll…

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Today we celebrate the French admiral and explorer who had a female botanist posing as a male valet on his voyage. We’ll learn about the botanist who is remembered by the State Flower of California and the Landscape Architect, who restored the entire Landscape of Colonial Williamsburg. We’ll learn about the Spanish rose breeder who…

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Today we celebrate the scientist who set the stage for Plant Anatomy and the amazing botanical illustrator Marianne North who traveled the world, capturing exotic flowers with her magnificent oil paintings. We also celebrate Margaret Owen, the English galanthophile and gardener we lost five years ago today. We’ll hear some thoughts from Emily Dickinson about…

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Today we celebrate the young botanist who disappeared in Australia 171 years ago and the pioneering female lichenologist who worked for the British Museum but was never officially on the payroll. We’ll learn about the French botanist who had a life-long love affair with the trees of North America and the Los Angeles woman who…

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Today we celebrate the daughter of a millionaire who found solace in nature and the refreshing approach of one of the country’s top naturalists. We learn about the discovery of vanilla (complete with a ravishing recipe for vanilla coffee liqueur from 1974), and we’ll commemorate the Doctor’s Pit where the botanist David Douglas died. We’ll…

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Mary Gilmore Side

Here’s a beloved poem about Botany Bay from Australian Mary Gilmore (1865 – 1962). #OTD On this day (April 29) in 1770, Captain James Cook sailed into a large harbor on the coast of what would become known as Sydney, Australia; he named it Botany Bay. In Mary’s poem, you’ll hear the words ‘knotted hands’ –…

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Peter Cundall

Peter Cundall Peter Cundall was born on April 1st, 1927 (Books by this author).   A Tasmanian gardener, Peter was the friendly host of the long-running TV show Gardening Australia – one of the first shows committed to 100% organic practices and practical advice.  Peter inspired both young and old to the garden.  In his…

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