December 15, 2020 How Front Gardens Boost Wellbeing, Margaret Cavendish, Joyce Winifred Vickery, The National Herb Garden, Donald Culross Peattie, Farming the Woods by Ken Mudge and Steve Gabriel, and Fenway Park Boston Ivy

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Today we celebrate the 17th-century philosopher and naturalist, who was the first woman to make a living from her writing. We’ll also learn about the forensic botanist who solved the crime of the decade in the 1960s in Australia. We’ll recognize the Herb Society’s project that now occupies two and a half acres at the…

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November 25, 2019 Best Holiday Botanical Garden, Vancouver Seawall, Francisco de Paula Marín, Leonard Woolf, Hideo Sasaki, Rudolph Boysen, Orchid Modern by Marc Hachadourian, Holiday Microgreens, and Starting a Walking Club

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Today we celebrate the Spaniard who brought the pineapple and coffee to Hawaii.  We’ll learn about the man who gardened at Monks House so much it would cause fights with his wife. We’ll honor the Japanese American Landscape Architect, who designed many of our Modern Urban Public Spaces and the man who came up with…

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Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf

New Home, New Garden On this day in1920, Virginia Woolf was gardening with her husband, Leonard, at the new home they had bought the previous year.  She wrote about it in her diary: “The first pure joy of the garden… Weeding all day to finish the beds in a queers sort of enthusiasm which made…

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May 31, 2019 Why Do You Garden, Charles McIlvaine, Virginia Woolf, Martha Maxwell, Walt Whitman, This Compost, Photo Friday, Hosta Inventory, Calvin Lamborn and the invention of Sugar Snap Peas

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Why do you garden? This was a question that was posted in a Facebook group I belong to, and it received over 1400 responses. The most popular were: it’s calming to bring beauty into my life to connect with nature healthy food There’s another benefit that many people often overlook: staying physically active. If you…

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All Women Together

All Women Together

by Virginia Woolf All women together ought to let flowers fall upon the tomb of Aphra Behn, for it was she who earned them the right to speak their minds. As featured onThe Daily Gardener podcast: Words inspired by the garden are the sweetest, most beautiful words of all. Virginia Woolf

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Flowers on the Tomb of Aphra Behn

by Virginia Woolf All women together ought to let flowers fall upon the tomb of Aphra Behn, for it was she who earned them the right to speak their minds.     Note: Aphra was one of the first women in England to earn a living through writing, inspiring future generations of women to write.…

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