April 12, 2022 Georg Joseph Kamel, William Kent, Gladys Taber, National Licorice Day, The Five Minute Garden by Laetitia Maklouf, and Clare Leighton

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Subscribe Apple | Google | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeart   Support The Daily Gardener Buy Me A Coffee   Connect for FREE! The Friday Newsletter | Daily Gardener Community   Historical Events 1661 Birth of Georg Joseph Kamel (“CAH-mel”), Czech pharmacist, naturalist, and Jesuit missionary. Georg was born in Brno (pronounced “burr-no”), the city…

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Fun Facts for Gardeners on National Licorice Day

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“The secret to licorice flavor and sweetness is hidden in the plant’s long roots and rhizomes.” Today is National Licorice Day.  The botanical name for licorice means “sweet root.” In Dutch, it’s zoethout (“Zoot-Howt”), which means “sweet wood.”   Licorice is fifty times sweeter than sugar. The secret to licorice flavor and sweetness is hidden…

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April 12, 2021 North-Facing Garden Ideas, Zina Pitcher, Thomas Nuttal, Willis Linn Jepson, Edith Pargeter, Hydrangeas by Naomi Slade and National Licorice Day

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Today we celebrate the American doctor and amateur botanist who left a legacy in Michigan. We’ll also learn about the first botanist to explore Michigan. We’ll recognize the man who started the California Botanical Society. We hear a quick thought on spring from Ellis Peters. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a beautiful book about Hydrangea. And then…

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