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Today we celebrate St. Swithin’s Day. We’ll also learn about the English architect who brought classical Roman architecture and the Italian Renaissance to gardens. We celebrate the botanist who attempted to sell his cow to buy a botany book by Robert Morison. We also celebrate the birthday of a botanist and a teacher of Emily…

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We’ll also learn about the botanical illustrator and collector who established a worldwide reputation for his incredible herbarium. We celebrate the great Himalayan and Alpine mountain climbing and writer – he was also a botanist. We also honor bees with today’s poetry. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book gardening in a humane way…

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By Emily Dickinson Answer July — Where is the Bee — Where is the Blush — Where is the Hay? Ah, said July — Where is the Seed — Where is the Bud — Where is the May — Answer Thee — Me. As featured onThe Daily Gardener podcast: Words inspired by the garden are…

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Emily Dickinson's Gardens by Marta McDowell

As Heard on The Daily Gardener Podcast: Emily Dickinson’s Gardens by Marta McDowell Before Marta’s latest book on Emily Dickinson, she wrote this book. As Marta points out at the beginning of this book, Emily Dickinson was a gardener.  She grew up in a family of gardeners.  Emily herself would send bouquets to friends, and…

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Today we celebrate the 17th-century renegade who wanted medicine through herbs to be accessible to the people and the Anniversary of the day Indian tea became available for sale in England. We will learn about the American landscape gardener whose superpower was framing a view and the English sculptor who famously said I am the…

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Emily Dickinson

A Poet and A Gardener #OTD Today is the birthday of Emily Dickenson who was born on this day in 1830. The Dickinson Author Judith Farr, reminds us that during her lifetime, Emily Dickinson was “known more widely as a gardener,… than as a poet.” Emily grew up gardening. She would help her mother with…

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Today we celebrate the gardener poet known for writing “hope is the thing with feathers”, and the man who became the world authority on agaves. We’ll learn about the Victorian botanist who was the first to speak in favor of Darwin’s theory and the man who created the Ballard Lock Garden in Seattle. We’ll hear…

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Today we celebrate the botanist who named the very first plant for his mentor Carl Linnaeus, and we celebrate the 160th birthday of one of the country’s wealthiest orchidologists and the founder of the American Orchid Society. We’ll hear some garden poetry on leaves and November. We Grow That Garden Library with a book from one of…

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by Emily Dickinson It is also November. The noons are more laconic, and the sunsets sterner and Gibraltar lights make the village foreign. November always seemed to me the Norway of the year. As featured onThe Daily Gardener podcast: Words inspired by the garden are the sweetest, most beautiful words of all. Emily Dickinson

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Emily Dickinson's Gardening Life by Marta McDowell

As Heard on The Daily Gardener Podcast: It’s time to Grow That Garden Library with Today’s Book : Emily Dickinson’s Gardening Life by Marta McDowell The subtitle to the book is The Plants and Places That Inspired the Iconic Poet. I love what Tovah Martin says about this book: “In these pages, you are beside Emily…

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Today we celebrate the gardener who turned his farm into a picturesque wonder and the Swiss botanist who survived a fall from a mountaintop that foreshadowed a life of highs and lows. We’ll learn about the American botanist Darwin confided in two years before he shared his theory with the rest of the world and…

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Today we celebrate the scientist who set the stage for Plant Anatomy and the amazing botanical illustrator Marianne North who traveled the world, capturing exotic flowers with her magnificent oil paintings. We also celebrate Margaret Owen, the English galanthophile and gardener we lost five years ago today. We’ll hear some thoughts from Emily Dickinson about…

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Brown Walnut (Juglans sp.)

by Emily Dickinson The morns are meeker than they were, The nuts are getting brown; The berry’s cheek is plumper, The rose is out of town. The maple wears a gayer scarf, The field a scarlet gown. Lest I should be old-fashioned, I’ll put a trinket on. As featured onThe Daily Gardener podcast: Words inspired…

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The Gardens of Emily Dickinson

As Heard on The Daily Gardener Podcast: Today’s book recommendation: The Gardens of Emily Dickinson by Judith Farr Farr’s book helps us understand the poets relationship with specific flowers.   It also helps us understand some of the floral symbolism that Dickinson uses in her poems which Dickinson herself called “Blossoms of the Brain”. Without…

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