20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate the co-founder of the American Society of Landscape Architects and a man who maximized his small space garden about 130 years before the rest of us. We’ll learn about the man who came to America to work with Andrew Jackson Downing, and then they both ended up dying by drowning 43 years…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

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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Frederick Law Olmsted

The Father of American Landscape Architecture #OTD In 1822 on April 26th, visionary 19th-century landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted was born. He was born to a prosperous family in Hartford, Connecticut. Aside from his legacy as a landscape architect, Olmsted dedicated his entire life to social reform. In many ways, his designs for public spaces…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

How close are your earliest bloomers to your front door? Your crocus, snowdrops, iris, daffodils, tulips, forsythia, daphnes, and magnolias? When I redid my front garden last year, the designer had put all my earliest bloomers right near the front porch and walk. When I asked her reasoning, she reminded me of our long winters.…

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