Today we celebrate a woman who helped change the way pesticides were used in the United States. We’ll also learn about the man who taught thousands of people how to prune and graft fruit trees and also founded the Home Orchard Society. We’ll hear about how to prune Willow (Salix) trees with one of my…Read More
Today we remember a pioneering seedsman out of Rockford, Illinois, whose company became the world’s largest mail-order seed company. We’ll also learn about an Irish playwright and critic who had a unique writing hut in his garden. We recognize the botanist who botanized in Yellowstone for an entire summer. We also revisit some July Folklore…Read More
Today we celebrate a bryologist who Asa Gray called, “a noble fellow” and the botanist who, along with his wife, helped found the New York Botanic Garden in the Bronx. We’ll learn about one of the first and most prolific professional female garden photographers and the female botanist with a mountain named in her honor.…Read More
Today we celebrate fall through the eyes of a writer and naturalist from the year 1855 and the botanist honored with building on the University of Glasgow. We’ll learn about the Indian botanist who bred a new species of sugar cane and the Arizona Palm – yes, it does exist! We’ll hear some November Poems.…Read More
As Heard on The Daily Gardener Podcast: Today’s Book Recommendation: The New Terrarium by Tovah Martin Today’s book recommendation would have surely gotten a five-star review from Nathanial Bagshaw Ward: The New Terrarium: Creating Beautiful Displays for Plants and Nature by Tovah Martin (books by this author). Tovah offers lots of excellent ideas for using everyday objects as terrariums…Read More
Today is April 1st. It’s the perfect day to start a brand new gardening podcast.
April is derived from the word aperit- which means to open.
Yet, every Prince fan, or northern gardener, knows that, sometimes it snows in April.
So, April flowers should take heed; open at your own risk.Read More