Ben Hur Lampman

The Skunkweed February 1, 1916  On this day, the American newspaper editor, essayist, short story writer, and poet, Ben Hur Lampman, moved to Portland and began working for The Oregonian. On March 2, 1942, Ben wrote an article defending a harbinger of spring, the Skunkweed or Eastern Skunk Cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus), that appeared in the Medford, Oregon…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate a Harlem poet who loved children and flowers. We’ll also learn about a newspaperman who wrote a fantastic essay about a harbinger of spring: the skunk cabbage. We’ll hear some thoughts on how to start a garden. We Grow That Garden Library™ with an extraordinary book that takes us on a tour of brilliantly curated plant…

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Skunk Cabbage

Skunk Cabbage January 24, 1954 Today is the anniversary of the death of the American newspaper editor, essayist, short story writer, and poet, Ben Hur Lampman. Today we began the show by talking about one of Bartram’s favorite plants – Skunkweed or Eastern Skunk Cabbage. In researching Skunk Cabbage, I stumbled on an article from…

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