Roses in December

Roses in December

by James Matthew Barrie, Scottish novelist, playwright, and the creator of Peter Pan God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December. As featured onThe Daily Gardener podcast: Words inspired by the garden are the sweetest, most beautiful words of all.

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He Fell Forward Like a Cut Flower

He Fell Forward Like a Cut Flower

by James Matthew Barrie The unhappy Hook was as impotent as he was damp, and he fell forward like a cut flower.       Notes: Today is the anniversary of the death of the author of Peter Pan, James Matthew Barrie. Barrie was inspired by Kensington Gardens. In 1912, he commissioned Sir George Frampton to…

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All Children, Except One, Grow Up

All Children, Except One, Grow Up

by James Matthew Barrie All children, except one, grow up. They soon know that they will grow up, and the way Wendy knew was this: One day when she was two years old, she was playing in a garden, and she plucked another flower and ran with it to her mother. I suppose she must…

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A Fallen Leaf

A Fallen Leaf

by James Matthew Barrie There is almost nothing that has such a keen sense of fun as a fallen leaf.         Notes: Today is the anniversary of the death of the author of Peter Pan, James Matthew Barrie. Barrie was inspired by Kensington Gardens. In 1912, he commissioned Sir George Frampton to build…

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June 19, 2019 Iris, Joseph Banks, Pierre-Joseph Redouté, Theodore Payne, Elbert Green Hubbard, James Matthew Barrie, Reader’s Digest New Encyclopedia of Garden Plants, and New Work Gloves

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Irises are in full bloom right now. Although there are around 300 species of iris, Bearded Iris and Siberian Iris are two of the most common types of irises grown. Iris takes its name from the Greek word for a rainbow. During the Middle Ages, irises were linked to the French monarchy, and the fleur-de-lis…

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