Posts Tagged ‘Gilbert White’

July 18, 2019 Growing Chervil, Gilbert White, Jane Austen, Frederick Law Olmsted, Eleanor Sinclair-Rhode, A Southern Garden by Elizabeth Lawrence, Irrigation Check, Maxfield Parrish and The Botanist

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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 wonderful fern-like leaf which turns red in the fall which is another plus.  August is a wonderful time to sow chervil – so keep that in mind. The 1884 Dictionary of English Names of…

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April 19, 2019 Signature Plant, National Garlic Day, Gilroy Garlic Festival, E. Lucy Braun, Gilbert White, Primrose Day, Nancy Cardozo, Fiona Davison, Photo Friday, and Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli 

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Does your garden have a signature plant?   If you can’t decide, maybe it’s time to let your garden do the talking.    Complete the following sentence: My garden has the perfect spot to grow…. (fill in the blank).    For instance, you may have the perfect spot  to grow anemone.   I remember going…

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April 17, 2019 William Cullen Bryant, Double Take Plants, John Tradescant the Elder, Graham Stuart Thomas, James McBride, Adolph Daniel Edward Elmer, Gilbert White, Mignonette, Sam Postlethwait, and the Celery Bog Nature Area

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William Cullen Bryant wrote,    “There is no glory in star or blossom  till looked upon by a loving eye;  There is no fragrance in April breezes  till breathed with joy as they wander by.”   That pretty much sums up what happens with the plants I’ve dubbed “double-takes”.    A double-take plant is the one you…

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