Our Fear That Summer Will Be Short

by Ralph Waldo Emerson Our fear of death is like our fear that summer will be short, but when we have had our swing of pleasure, our fill of fruit, and our swelter of heat, we say we have had our day. As featured onThe Daily Gardener podcast: Words inspired by the garden are the…

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by Ralph Waldo Emerson For flowers that bloom about our feet; For tender grass, so fresh, so sweet; For song of bird, and hum and bee; For all things fair we hear or see; Father in heaven, we thank Thee! As featured onThe Daily Gardener podcast: Words inspired by the garden are the sweetest, most…

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by Ralph Waldo Emerson My garden is an honest place. Every tree and every vine are incapable of concealment and tell,  after two or three months, exactly what sort of treatment they have had. As featured onThe Daily Gardener podcast: Words inspired by the garden are the sweetest, most beautiful words of all. Ralph Waldo…

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Today we celebrate the German reformer who added the cultivation of Mulberries and silkworms as part of his schools and the man who started the Linnean Society. We’ll learn about the Salem Botanist, who was a friend of Thoreau and Emerson and the man known as the Father of Texas Botany. We’ll hear the poem…

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Have you ever tried drying flowers? Successfully drying one of your favorite flowers is such a joy. Some flowers look even better when they are dried. There are many options for drying flowers; air drying is the simplest. Then, of course, there’s pressing. If you’ve never tried sand drying a bloom, you should give it…

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