The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean

As Heard on The Daily Gardener Podcast: Straight from the Des Moines Botanic Garden – hosting their first-ever Botanical Book Club today on May 1st, they will discuss “The Orchid Thief: A True Story of Beauty and Obsession” by Susan Orlean. It’s a fascinating story – why would someone steal orchids?The Orchid Thief is based on Orlean’s investigation…

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Happy May Day! Today, the tradition in France is to give a sprig of Lily of the Valley to loved ones. Originally from Japan, Lily of the Valley has long been considered lucky. It’s a sweet scent, belies its high toxicity. Other names for Lily of the Valley include May Bells, Our Lady’s Tears, and…

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