Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Intellectual Declaration of Independence” May 25, 1803 Today is the birthday of the American transcendentalist, essayist, philosopher, and poet Ralph Waldo Emerson. Ralph Waldo Emerson was a son of Boston. By the time he finished his schooling at Harvard, he had decided to go by his middle name, Waldo. He was his class poet, and…

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Our Fear That Summer Will Be Short

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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For Flowers That Bloom About Our Feet

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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My Garden is an Honest Place

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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April Cold With Dripping Rain

April Cold With Dripping Rain

by Ralph Waldo Emerson April cold with dripping rain Willows and lilacs brings again, The whistle of returning birds, And trumpet-lowing of the herds. As featured onThe Daily Gardener podcast: Words inspired by the garden are the sweetest, most beautiful words of all.

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The April Winds Are Magical

The April Winds Are Magical

by Ralph Waldo Emerson The April winds are magical, And thrill our tuneful frames; The garden walks are passional To bachelors and dames. As featured onThe Daily Gardener podcast: Words inspired by the garden are the sweetest, most beautiful words of all.

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The Humble Bee

The Humble Bee

by Ralph Waldo Emerson Seeing only what is fair, Sipping only what is sweet, Thou dost mock at fate and care, Leave the chaff and take the wheat, When the fierce northwestern blast Cools sea and land so far and fast, Thou already slumberest deep — Woe and want thou canst out-sleep — Want and…

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December 2, 2019 Plant Science Careers, Dirk Denison Home, Cheesy Acorn Squash, Johann Julius Hecker, James Edward Smith, John Lewis Russell, Ferdinand Lindheimer, Gardenlust by Christopher Woods, Gardeners Hand Cream, and December’s Birth Flower

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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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July 22, 2019 Drying Flowers, Asa Gray, Hugh Algernon Weddell, Cornelius Herman (“Neil”) Muller, Louise Klein Miller, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Secret Gardens of the Cotswolds by Victoria Summerley, Preparing a Spot for Flower Drying, and the San Jose scale

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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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