By John Clare All nature has a feeling: woods, fields, brooks Are life eternal; and in silence they Speak happiness beyond the reach of books; There’s nothing mortal in them; their decay Is the green life of change; to pass away And come again in blooms revivified. Its birth was heaven, eternal is its stay,…

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John Clare

By John Clare Loud is the summer’s busy song The smallest breeze can find a tongue, While insects of each tiny size Grow teasing with their melodies, Till noon burns with its blistering breath Around, and day lies still as death.     Today is the birthday of the English poet John Clare who was…

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Today we celebrate the Roman Leader who is still honored with flowers. We’ll also learn about one of the best botanical writers of all time. We celebrate the man remembered with the naming of the Cottonwood. We also celebrate the life of a beloved English poet through his poetry – every year on this day,…

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by John Clare So dull and dark are the November days. The lazy mist high up the evening curled, And now the morn quite hides in smoke and haze; The place we occupy seems all the world. As featured onThe Daily Gardener podcast: Words inspired by the garden are the sweetest, most beautiful words of…

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John Clare

by John Clare Loud is the summer’s busy song The smallest breeze can find a tongue, While insects of each tiny size Grow teasing with their melodies, Till noon burns with its blistering breath Around, and day lies still as death. As featured onThe Daily Gardener podcast: Words inspired by the garden are the sweetest,…

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Are you a fan of basil? A few years ago, I produced an entire long-format show about basil for the Still Growing podcast. It was Episode 573, and I called it Basilmania. At one point or another, we’ve all needed an introduction to basil and pesto. So, if you’ve never grown basil, or smelled basil,…

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