December 23, 2020 Six Great Perennials for Design, John Jay, Francis Masson, Ann Batten Cristall, The Grow Your Own Food Handbook by Monte Burch, and Mystical Mistletoe Is Historical Sprig

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Today we celebrate a gardener who was also a Founding Father and a Governor of New York. We’ll also learn about a botanist who brought back the Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia reginae “strel-IT-zee-ah REJ-in-ee”) as well as a plant that is now the oldest living potted plant at Kew. We hear a charming poem that…

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The Motionless Branches of Some Trees

The Motionless Branches of Some Trees

by Charles Dickens, The Life, and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit On the motionless branches of some trees, autumn berries hung like clusters of coral beads, as in those fabled orchards where the fruits were jewels…       Note: Today is the birthday of the English Victorian era author and social critic Charles Dickens, born…

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Spring is the Time of Year

Spring is the Time of Year

by Charles Dickens, Great Expectations Spring is the time of year when it is summer in the sun and winter in the shade.       Note: Today is the birthday of the English Victorian era author and social critic Charles Dickens, born on this day, February 7, 1812. Charles Dickens’ personal garden was called…

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Around and Around the House

Around and Around the House

by Charles Dickens, Bleak House Around and around the house, the leaves fall thick, but never fast, for they come circling down with a dead lightness that is somber and slow.       Note: Today is the birthday of the English Victorian era author and social critic Charles Dickens, born on this day, February…

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Facts Alone are Wanted in Life

Facts Alone are Wanted in Life

by Charles Dickens, Hard Times Facts alone are wanted in life. Plant nothing else, and root out everything else.         Note: Today is the birthday of the English Victorian era author and social critic Charles Dickens, born on this day, February 7, 1812. Charles Dickens’ personal garden was called Gad’s Hill Place.…

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Tall Old Elm Trees at the Bottom of the Garden

Tall Old Elm Trees at the Bottom of the Garden

by Charles Dickens, The Personal History of David Copperfield The evening wind made such a disturbance just now, among some tall old elm-trees at the bottom of the garden, that neither my mother nor Miss Betsey could forbear glancing that way. As the elms bent to one another, like giants who were whispering secrets, and…

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February 7, 2020 Australian Plants, NYBG’s Poetic Botany, Cadwallader Colden, Jane Colden, John Deere, Charles Dickens, A Rich Spot of Earth by Peter Hatch, and Dr. Jan Salick

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Today we celebrate the botanist who served as Lieutenant Governor of New York and the first American female botanist in America. We’ll learn about the man who changed agriculture forever with his invention. Today’s Unearthed Words feature the English Victorian author born today. He loved geraniums. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book that…

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