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Today we celebrate the birthday of a Russian Count who funded an expedition that led to the discovery of the California poppy. We’ll also learn about one of the country’s most beloved naturalists. We celebrate the life of the second woman to be professionally employed as a botanist in the United States. She died 100…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

What are you doing with all of your tomatoes? If you’re looking for a good recipe, I have a suggestion for you: Ina Garten’s Roasted Tomato Soup. A few years ago, I stumbled on Ina Garten’s recipe for Roasted Tomato Soup – it’s the best-roasted tomato basil soup recipe out there if you ask me!…

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John Burroughs

by John Burroughs How beautiful leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days. As featured onThe Daily Gardener podcast: Words inspired by the garden are the sweetest, most beautiful words of all. John Burroughs

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

My neighbor, up at our cabin, has this amazing copse of lilacs. We’ve become good friends, and he invited me to take some cuttings of his lilac as a gesture of goodwill. (He also gives me all of his jack-in-the-pulpits – but that’s another story.) Over time, lilacs have met different things to different people.…

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The Redstart

by John Burroughs Standing in the road over in the woods, I saw a lively little shadow cast by some object above and behind me, on the ground in front of me. Turning, I saw the source of it — The Redstart Performing its astonishing gymnastics in a leafless oak tree… It is the quickest…

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John Burroughs, 1921

John o’Birds Naturalist, poet, and philosopher John Burroughs (books by this author) was born on a dairy farm on April 3, 1837. He was sent to the local school, where his desk was next to that of Erie Railroad Robber Baron, Jay Gould (the son of a nearby neighbor). When Burroughs struggled in school, Gould…

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