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Today we celebrate the Patron Saint of Beekeepers We’ll also revisit the letter Jefferson wrote about gardening – it contains one of his most-quoted lines. We remember the French Landscape Architect who designed ninety percent of the public spaces in Argentina. We’ll eavesdrop on another letter from Elizabeth Lawrence – the garden writer – who…

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Elizabeth Lawrence

Love of Gardening On this day, Elizabeth Lawrence wrote a letter to her sister Ann. In the letter, she mentions their mom, Bessie, who shared both her daughters’ love of the garden. “I am so happy to get back to my rickety Corona; Ellen’s elegant new typewriter made anything I had to say unworthy of…

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Today we salute the English orphan girl who wrote her own destiny with science fiction writing. We also remember the English gardener who is still ghosting us after many decades. We revisit a letter from Elizabeth Lawrence to her sister Ann. We’ll celebrate National Potato Day with some Potato Poems. We Grow That Garden Library™…

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Today we remember the founding of a garden that inspired the book Alice in Wonderland. We’ll also learn about the botanist remembered with the Forsythia genus. We’ll salute the Lake poet who likened plant taxonomy to poetry. We also revisit a diary entry about a garden visitor and a letter from a gardener to her…

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Today we remember the beloved botanist who served on Captain Cook’s third South Seas trip. We’ll also learn about the Austrian botanist and monk who pioneered the study of heredity. We celebrate the usefulness of daylilies. We also honor the life of a young man who was killed paying his florist bill and the life…

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by Elizabeth Lawrence The hum of bees is the voice of the garden. As featured onThe Daily Gardener podcast: Words inspired by the garden are the sweetest, most beautiful words of all. Elizabeth Lawrence

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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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Today we celebrate the impressionist Landscape painter who included kitchen gardens as a subject and the botanist who gave a speech in 1916 about his four rules of home landscaping. We’ll learn about the English botanist who saved many varieties of Japanese cherry from extinction and the botanist who braved the destruction of the 1906…

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Everyone Must Take Time

by Elizabeth Lawrence Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn. As featured onThe Daily Gardener podcast: Words inspired by the garden are the sweetest, most beautiful words of all. Elizabeth Lawrence

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“You don’t have a garden just for yourself. You have it to share.” – Augusta Carter, Master Gardener, Pound Ridge, Georgia Pass-along plants have the best stories, don’t they? They have history. They have a personal history. One of my student gardeners had a grandmother who recently passed away from breast cancer. Her mom was…

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Today is National Potato Day. Here are some fun potato facts: The average American eats approximately 126 pounds of spuds each year. And, up until the 18th century, the French believed potatoes called leprosy. To combat the belief, the agronomist Antoine Auguste Parmentier became a one-man PR person for the potato. How did Parmentier get…

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Have you tried growing the herb chervil? Chervil tastes similar to tarragon – it’s sometimes called gourmet parsley. It has a beautiful fern-like leaf, which turns red in the fall, which is another plus. August is a beautiful time to sow chervil – so keep that in mind. The 1884 Dictionary of English Names of…

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