20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate the man who introduced tulips to Holland and the botanist who was supposed to become Carl Linnaeus’s son-in-law — but didn’t. We’ll also learn about the botanist who loved New Brunswick. Today’s Unearthed Words feature words about winter – and bees in winter. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book that…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Merriam-Webster gives the following synonyms for the word perennial: abiding, enduring, perpetual, undying Those terms can give gardeners unrealistic expectations for their perennials. They’re not eternal. They will eventually part ways with your garden. But, for as long as they can, your perennials will make a go of it. Returning to the garden after their…

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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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