20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate a Harlem poet who loved children and flowers. We’ll also learn about a newspaperman who wrote a fantastic essay about a harbinger of spring: the skunk cabbage. We’ll hear some thoughts on how to start a garden. We Grow That Garden Library™ with an extraordinary book that takes us on a tour of brilliantly curated plant…

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by Charles MacKay Rose! We love thee for thy splendor, Lily! For thy queenly grace! Violet! For thy lowly merit, Peeping from thy shady place! But mine airy, woodland fairy, Scattering odors at thy feet, No one knows thy modest beauty, No one loves thee, Meadow-Sweet! As featured onThe Daily Gardener podcast: Words inspired by…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Have you checked to see if there is an herb society near you? Herb societies offer gardeners what I call next-level understanding of plants. Aside from parsley, oregano, and thyme, you’ll probably be surprised by the sheer number of plants that fall into the herbal category; bronze fennel, red-veined sorrel, lovage, tansy, and sweet cicely.…

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Meadow Sweet

by Charles MacKay Rose! We love thee for thy splendor, Lily! For thy queenly grace! Violet! For thy lowly merit, Peeping from thy shady place! But mine airy, woodland fairy, Scattering odors at thy feet, No one knows thy modest beauty, No one loves thee, Meadow-Sweet! As featured onThe Daily Gardener podcast: Words inspired by…

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