20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate the avid gardener who transformed the gardens at what was once the largest private residence in the United States. We’ll also learn about the man who created many new citruses through hybridizing. We’ll hear some January advice from a Dig For Victory brochure from WWII. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a…

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Henry Winthrop Sargent

Artful Illusion Today the American horticulturist and landscape gardener Henry Winthrop Sargent married Caroline Olmsted. A little over a year after marrying Caroline, Henry Winthrop (who was fabulously wealthy) bought a twenty-acre estate that overlooked the Hudson River. He christened it Wodenethe – a marriage of two old Saxon terms Woden (pronounced Woe-den) and ethe,…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate the 17th-century renegade who wanted medicine through herbs to be accessible to the people and the Anniversary of the day Indian tea became available for sale in England. We will learn about the American landscape gardener whose superpower was framing a view and the English sculptor who famously said I am the…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate the man who discovered that plants have circadian rhythms. We’ll learn about the 20-acre estate that had the very first lawn mowed by a lawnmower in the United States. We’ll hear some truly lovely and a little melancholy poetry about November.  We Grow That Garden Library with a book about the official national tree…

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Henry Winthrop Sargent

American Royalty Today is the birthday of Henry Winthrop Sargent, who was born on this day in 1810. Henry Winthrop was born into American royalty. The Sargent family was fabulously wealthy, and Henry’s dad was the Boston artist Henry Sargent. Like most of the men in his family, Henry Winthrop went to Harvard, where he…

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