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July 24, 2019 Basilmania, Benning Wentworth, Henry Shaw, Pigeon Peas, John Clare, Planting in a Post-Wild World by Thomas Rainer and Claudia West, Planting a Clock Garden, and Dial-A-Garden-Tip

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Are you a fan of basil? A few years ago, I produced an entire long-format show about basil for the Still Growing podcast.  It was Episode 573, and I called it Basilmania. At one point or another, we’ve all needed an introduction to basil and to pesto.  So, if you’ve never grown basil, or smelled…

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Henry Shaw

Henry Shaw

The Founder of the Missouri Botanical Gardent #OTD On this day, May 3rd, in 1819, botanist and philanthropist Henry Shaw arrived in St. Louis. St. Louis had been founded over fifty years before Shaw’s arrival, and the population by 1820 was just over 10,000 people. Shaw is commemorated on the St. Louis Walk of Fame…

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May 3, 2019 National Garden Meditation Day, Walter Elias Broadway, Henry Shaw, Saks 5th Avenue, Valley of Flowers Festival, Charles Joseph Sauriol, American Eden, Victoria Johnson, Panoramic Photos, and Remembering Plant Names

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Today is National Garden Meditation Day.   Forget about your troubles   Go to the garden (if you’re not there already).   Feel the breeze or the sprinkles.   Smell the rain.   Look at all the signs of life around you… all the shades of green emerging from the ground.   Listen to the…

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