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Today we celebrate a 17th-century Scottish botanist who used the structure of a plant’s fruits for classification. We’ll also learn about a mobster florist killed while working with his Chrysanthemums (Dendranthema grandiflora). We salute the American author and clergyman who gave us an epic gardener’s quote about spring. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a…

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The First Day of Spring is One Thing

by Henry Van Dyke The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month. —Henry Van Dyke, American author, and clergyman         Notes: November 10, 1852    Today is the birthday of the American author and…

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Use What Talents You Possess

by Henry Van Dyke Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there,  except those that sang best. —Henry Van Dyke, American author and clergyman       Notes: November 10, 1852    Today is the birthday of the American author and clergyman Henry Van Dyke. Henry gave…

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Oh, London is a Man’s Town

by Henry Van Dyke Oh, London is a man’s town; there’s power in the air; And Paris is a woman’s town, with flowers in her hair. —Henry Van Dyke, American author and clergyman         Notes: November 10, 1852    Today is the birthday of the American author and clergyman Henry Van Dyke.…

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by Henry Van Dyke The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month. As featured onThe Daily Gardener podcast: Words inspired by the garden are the sweetest, most beautiful words of all.

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I recently had a gardener ask me about the first herb I’d ever grown. That would be chives. Chives, like many herbs, are so easy to grow. Plus, you get the cute little puffball blossom. I had a chef friend show me how she liked to cut off the flower. Then, she snipped a little…

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The First Day of Spring is One Thing

by Henry Van Dyke The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month. As featured onThe Daily Gardener podcast: Words inspired by the garden are the sweetest, most beautiful words of all. Henry Van Dyke

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