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

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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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Benedict Roezl

Benedict Roezl

Finder of the Arizona Fan Palm November 4, 1984 On this day, the Arizona Republic newspaper shared an article about the history of the native palm of Arizona written by Vic Miller, a professor of agriculture at Arizona State University. The article starts this way: “Yes, we do have a native palm. Seeds of it…

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November 4, 2020 Frederick Orpen Bower, the California Fan Palm, November Folklore, Dorothy Parker, Private Gardens of the Bay Area by Susan Lowry and Nancy Berner, and Henry David Thoreau

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Today we celebrate the man who is remembered in the botany building at the University of Glasgow. We’ll also learn about the mystery behind the California Fan Palm. We’ll salute the Folklore of November, along with a witty poem about November by an American poet and satirist. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book…

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Benedict Roezl

Benedict Roezl

Orchid Master Hunter August 13, 1823    Today is the birthday of Benedict Roezl, who was born on this day in Czechoslovakia. Benedict was probably the most famous collector of orchids during his lifetime. Benedict had an interesting life. As a gardener, he traveled all over Europe. He was also the founder of a Czech…

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August 13, 2020 The 10 Berries Birds Love, Peter Kalm, the Snowberry, Edward von Regal, Benedict Roezl, John Gould Vietch, Richard Willstätter, August by Maggie Grant, Not Your Mama’s Canning Book by Rebecca Lindamood, and Albert Ruth’s Twinflower

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Today we celebrate an early Swedish explorer of Niagara Falls. We’ll also learn about a plant that Thomas Jefferson loved. We salute the Russian botanist who arranged plants by geography. We also recognize the Czech, who became the most famous collector of orchids in the world. And, we’ll remember the lives of a British plant…

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Benedict Roezl

Benedict Roezl

Arizone Palm Seeds You might be wondering what happened to Benedict Roezl, the botanist who sent the Arizona Palm seeds back to Germany and then Belgium. Here’s the rest of his story: Once he got to Mexico, Roezl started a business out of growing a nettle called the Boehmeria nivea, which produces a fiber that…

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November 4, 2019 Color for the Winter Garden, Favorite Ginkgo Varieties, Houseplant Trend, Thoreau on Autumn, Janaki Ammal, Arizona Palm, The Garden in Every Sense and Season by Tovah Martin, Spigots Off, and Benedict Roezl

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Today we celebrate fall through the eyes of a writer and naturalist from the year 1855 and the botanist honored with building on the University of Glasgow. We’ll learn about the Indian botanist who bred a new species of sugar cane and the Arizona Palm – yes, it does exist! We’ll hear some November Poems.…

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Benedict Roezl

Benedict Roezl

A Famous Collector of Orchids Today is the birthday of Benedict Roezl, who was born on this day in 1823 in Czechoslovakia. Roezl was probably the most famous collector of orchids during his lifetime. Roezl had an interesting life. As a gardener, he traveled all over Europe. He was also the founder of a Czech…

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August 13, 2019 Nasturtiums, Peter Kalm, the Snowberry, Edward August Von Regal, Benedict Roezl, John Gould Veitch, Tove Jansson, The Orchid Hunter by Leif Bersweden , Add More Groundcover,  Albert Ruth and the Twinflower

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Boy, nasturtiums are such wonderful plants, aren’t they? August is a time when your nasturtiums look fabulous, even after a summer of blooming their hearts out. Right about now, your nasturtiums will bloom better if you remove a few of the center leaves. Opening up the plant a little bit will promote airflow – and…

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