Bliss Carman

by Bliss Carman Shall we not grow with the asters? – Never reluctant nor sad, Not counting the cost of being, Living to dare and be glad. Shall we not lift with the crickets A chorus of ready cheer, Braving the frost of oblivion, Quick to be happy here? The deep red cones of the…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

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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The Scarlet of Maples

by Bliss Carman The scarlet of maples can shake me like a cry Of bugles going by. And my lonely spirit thrills to see the frosty asters like smoke upon the hills.   As featured onThe Daily Gardener podcast: Words inspired by the garden are the sweetest, most beautiful words of all. Bliss Carman

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