October 15, 2021 Think Like a Landscape Architect, Helen Hunt Jackson, Iowa State College Gardens, George Russell, Thomas Merton, The Scentual Garden By Ken Druse, and Wally Scales

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Today in botanical history, we celebrate an American poet and writer, a look back at a one-of-a-kind event at the gardens at Iowa State, and the English gardener who bred phenomenal lupins. We’ll hear an excerpt from Thomas Merton’s diary entry for October. We Grow That Garden Library™ with an award-winning modern book on scent…

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Remembering Birkenhead Park Superintendent and Garden Designer Edward Kemp

Edward Kemp - Birkenhead Park Superintendent

“The fluttering testimonials which he has received… will be sufficient to ensure… a large and liberal patronage.” August 6, 1847 On this day, Edward Kemp, the landscape gardener and architect at Birkenhead, placed an ad in the Liverpool Mercury. Edward offered his services as a gardener. [Edward Kemp] begs to offer his services to the Noblemen…

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