Edna St. Vincent Millay

Clever Compositions February 22, 1892 Today is the birthday of the American lyrical poet and playwright Edna St. Vincent Millay. Gardeners cherish Edna’s verses like: April comes like an idiot, babbling and strewing flowers. I would blossom if I were a rose. I will be the gladdest thing under the sun!  I will touch a…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate the man known as the “Pansy King.” We’ll also learn about the Anglo-Australian botanist who first described much of the Eucalyptus genus. We remember the American botanist who had a favorite plant he liked to use in the study of heredity – and it wasn’t peas. We salute one of America’s most…

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April Comes Like an Idiot

by Edna St. Vincent Millay April comes like an idiot, babbling, and strewing flowers. As featured onThe Daily Gardener podcast: Words inspired by the garden are the sweetest, most beautiful words of all.

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