February 22, 2021 How to Create an Artistic Garden, Enda St. Vincent Millay, Charles Walker Cathcart, A Child Sees Winter Aconite for the First Time, Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine by Andrew Chevallier, and the Botanist Called the Vulture

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Today we celebrate an American lyrical poet and playwright who wrote some beautiful poems about flowers. We’ll also learn about the Scottish surgeon who advised using sphagnum moss to treat wounded soldiers.   We hear inspiring words about Winter Aconite (Eranthis hyemalis “YER-anth-iss hy-uh-MAY-lis”) We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book about medicine -…

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The Order of the Thistle

The Order of the Thistle

by Mandy Kirby Tough and durable, defiant against aggressors: the thistle embodied qualities that the Scots saw as their own, and the flower became their national emblem.  There is a well-known legend of a Viking who stood on a thistle: his cry of pain alerted sleeping Scottish clansmen just in time to hold back the…

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January 18, 2021 Say No Thanks to Garden Shortcuts, Alan Alexander Milne, Rudyard Kipling, Thoughts on Thistles, A Year at Kew by Rupert Smith, and the Maple on the Canadian Dollar Bill

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Today we celebrate the man who bought a forested property and wrote Winnie the Pooh. We’ll also learn about the poet who found fame and then gardening on a grand scale. We’ll hear some wonderful words about thistles. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a behind-the-scenes look at one of the World’s top gardens. And…

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November 10, 2020 Robert Morison, Dean O’Banion, Henry Luke Bolley, Henry Van Dyke, The Private World of Tasha Tudor by Tasha Tudor, and Split Pea Soup

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Today we celebrate a 17th-century Scottish botanist who used the structure of a plant’s fruits for classification. We’ll also learn about a mobster florist killed while working with his Chrysanthemums (Dendranthema grandiflora). We salute the American author and clergyman who gave us an epic gardener’s quote about spring. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a…

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