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Today we celebrate the German-American botanist who saved the French wine industry and the very first Iris-breeder who urged other hybridizers to “be bold.” We’ll learn about the woman who sparked significant legislative change after birds and insects were killed in her garden and the man who fought to protect habitat for the Blazing Star.…

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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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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 the apple- picking season. We Grow That Garden Library with a…

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Did you know that poppies were Christopher Lloyd’s favorite flower? In his short essay about poppies, he introduces ‘Goliath’ poppies, which grow to 4 feet tall and offer the most abundant 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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