20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate the Landscape Architect who had an affinity for boxwoods. We’ll also learn about a passionate orchidologist who shared some advice back in 1972. We salute the English WWII code breaker who became a one-woman force for garden conservation and restoration. We’ll hear a verse about the Hyacinth – one of my favorite…

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Buy Hyacinths to Feed Thy Soul

by Saadi If of thy mortal goods thou art bereft, And of thy meager store, Two loaves alone to thee are left, Sell one, and with the dole Buy hyacinths to feed thy soul. — Saadi, Persian Sufi poet, in Gulistan (The Rose Garden), 1258       Notes: If you plant spring bulbs, I…

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