by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Then followed that beautiful season, Called by the pious Acadian peasants the Summer of All-Saints! Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape Lay as if new – created in all the freshness of childhood. As featured onThe Daily Gardener podcast: Words inspired by the garden…

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow It is autumn; not without  But within me is the cold.  Youth and spring are all about;  It is I that have grown old. As featured onThe Daily Gardener podcast: Words inspired by the garden are the sweetest, most beautiful words of all. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Today we celebrate the French admiral and explorer who had a female botanist posing as a male valet on his voyage. We’ll learn about the botanist who is remembered by the State Flower of California and the Landscape Architect, who restored the entire Landscape of Colonial Williamsburg. We’ll learn about the Spanish rose breeder who…

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Saw the rainbow in the heaven, In the eastern sky the rainbow, Whispered, “What is that, Nokomis?” And the good Nokomis answered: “Tis the heaven of flowers you see there; All the wild-flowers of the forest, All the lilies of the prairie, When on earth they fade and perish, Blossom in…

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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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