Édouard Manet

Music in the Tuileries Gardens Today is the birthday of the French modernist painter Édouard Manet (“Mah-nay”). His painting, ‘Music in the Tuileries Gardens,’ (“TWEE-luh-Reehs”), was his first significant work depicting modern city life. Manet grew peonies in his garden at Gennevilliers (“Jen-vill-EE-aye”). They were reportedly his favorite flower. Manet’s paintings of peonies were the…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate the amateur botanist who was a two-time governor of South Carolina and the birthday of a French modernist painter who left peonies. We’ll learn about the man who brought European grapes to California and the most important Prussian garden-artist of the 19th century. Today’s Unearthed Words feature a poem about January. We…

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