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November 14, 2019 Grow Your Own Wellness Garden, Collecting Seeds, Preserving the Torreya, Henri Dutrochet, Robert Buist, Claude Monet, Thomas Mawson, HB Prince Charles, Robert Frost, Monet’s Passion by Elizabeth Murray, Seedheads, and International Tempranillo Day

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Today we celebrate the botanist who discovered osmosis and the botanist who helped popularize the poinsettia. We’ll learn about the painter who made an indelible garden out of waste marshland and the Edwardian Landscape Architect who designed the Peace Palace gardens at the Hague. We’ll celebrate the birthday of the royal gardener who turns 71…

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November 8, 2019 Dividing Perennials, Kew’s Agius Garden, Medieval Herb Gardens, Tree Intelligence, Victoria Cruziana, Kate Sessions, Vavilov Seed Bank, Bluethenthal Wildflower Preserve, Covent Gardens, How to Know the Ferns by Frances Theodora Parsons, Bar Carts, and Botanical Stamps

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Today we celebrate the plant named in honor of Queen Victoria and the President of Peru and Bolivia. We’ll learn about the Mother of Balboa Park and how the world seed bank was saved during WWII. We’ll hear the Garden Poem that celebrates the end of Apple Picking Season. We Grow That Garden Library with a book…

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July 31, 2019 Poppies, Christopher Lloyd, Daniel Defoe, Mary Vaux Walcott, Richard Morris Hunt, Smithsonian Gardens, Robert Frost, Gardenista by Michelle Slatalla, Updating Beds, and National Avacado Day

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Did you know that poppies were Christopher Lloyd’s his favorite flower?  In his short essay about poppies, he introduces ‘Goliath’ poppies which grow to 4 feet tall and offer the largest blooms of any poppy.   Lloyd wrote about the blooms saying, “They are rich crimson, which is as exciting as scarlet. In choosing plant neighbors…

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