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Today we celebrate the botanist who bred more than 40 types of pears – including our most popular varieties. We’ll learn about the cultural meanings associated with the chrysanthemum and the Swedish botanist who posed as a Dutchman to botanize in Japan. We’ll hear some thoughts on November from one of my favorite garden writers…

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What’s the secret to beautiful begonias? I asked this to a friend recently who has gorgeous begonias every single year. Her answer was simple: fish emulsion. This means you should feed your begonias with fertilizer. Since we love that begonias flower and they do flower their hearts out, that makes begonias are heavy feeders. Since…

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How’s your garden doing? Is there something blooming that is stealing your heart? In my garden, I’m especially enjoying the Yellow wax-bells or Kirengeshoma palmata (“kih-ren-gesh-OH-mah palm-AY-tah”). Heidi Heiland installed these for me last summer during my garden renovation. They are right up by my front door in a North-facing garden – and I see…

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If, throughout the summer, you found yourself driving down the road and spying a little electric blue blossom by the side of the road, chances are, you are looking at chicory. Listener Danny Perkins shared a post at the end of August sharing beautiful photos of chicory. A few years ago, I used to drive…

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Right about now is the perfect time to get out the power washer. Clean your water features, edging, rocks, fountains, and your outdoor entertaining spaces. The reality is that once you start up that power washer, the list of things that you can clean with it goes on and on. As you’re working, you invariably…

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I thought I’d start today’s show off with a quote by Beverley Nichols from his book, Sunlight on the Lawn: “Why do insurance companies, when they want to describe an act of God, invariably pick on something which sounds much more like an act of the Devil? One would think that God was exclusively concerned…

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