The Healing Powers of Flowers

The Healing Powers of Flowers

by Charlotte Fiske Bates Although the heart is very sore from loss,   Yet there are healing powers; It eases much the burden of a cross   To cover it with flowers. Faith, hope, and love — the blossoms of the three   Help heal the hurt of our humanity.       Notes: Today…

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Suspicions

Suspicions

by Charlotte Fiske Bates Of those that make our honey, it is known   That feared and beaten back, they turn and sting. While, fearlessly, if they are let alone,   In time they fly away on harmless wing. And so suspicions buzz like angry bees:  Do they torment you with their threatened stings? Oh!…

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Woodbines in October

Woodbines in October

by Charlotte Fiske Bates As dyed in blood, the streaming vines appear,   While long and low, the wind about them grieves. The heart of autumn must have broken here   And poured its treasure out upon the leaves.         Notes: Today is the birthday of the American writer and poet Charlotte…

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November 30, 2020 Wreaths to Keep Up, Martha Ballard, Nathanael Pringsheim, Mark Twain, Charlotte Fiske Bates, Trees, Shrubs & Hedges for Your Home, and Lucy Maud Montgomery

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Today we celebrate an herbalist who kept a remarkable journal. We’ll also learn about the German botanist who founded the study of algae. We’ll review the charming words of an American writer and poet born today. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a helpful guide for trees, shrubs, and hedges. And then we’ll wrap things…

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Woodbines In October

Red Virginia Creeper

by Charlotte Fiske Bates As dyed in blood, the streaming vines appear, While long and low the wind about them grieves; The heart of autumn must have broken here And poured Its treasure out upon the leaves. As featured onThe Daily Gardener podcast: Words inspired by the garden are the sweetest, most beautiful words of…

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