Ruth Pitter

By Ruth Pitter We go in withering July To ply the hard incessant hoe; Panting beneath the brazen sky We sweat and grumble, but we go. As featured onThe Daily Gardener podcast: Words inspired by the garden are the sweetest, most beautiful words of all. Ruth Pitter

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate the Landscape Architect, who left a mark on over 50 towns in the United States.  We’ll learn about The Botany Man, who helped start The Sierra Club. We’ll hear beautiful words about the mists of November from two of the world’s best nature writers. We Grow That Garden Library with the book written by…

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All in November’s Soaking Mist

by Ruth Pitter All in November’s soaking mist We stand and prune the naked tree, While all our love and interest Seem quenched in the blue-nosed misery.   Notes: Today is the birthday of the poet Ruth Pitter who was born on this day in 1897. As a gardener herself, Ruth had an excellent understanding…

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We Go in Withering July

by Ruth Pitter We go in withering July To ply the hard incessant hoe; Panting beneath the brazen sky We sweat and grumble, but we go. As featured onThe Daily Gardener podcast: Words inspired by the garden are the sweetest, most beautiful words of all. Ruth Pitter

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