Willa Cather

Willa Cather

Frontier Life Novels December 7, 1873   Today is the birthday of the American writer Willa Cather. Remembered for her novels of frontier life like O Pioneers! and My Ántonia, Willa won a Pulitzer for her World War I novel called One of Ours. Here’s an excerpt that will delight the ears of gardeners from…

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December 7, 2020 Edward Tuckerman, William Saunders, Phipps Conservatory, Henry Rowland-Brown, The Art of the Garden by Relais & Châteaux North America and Willa Cather

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Today we celebrate the botanist who saved the Lewis and Clark specimen sheets. We’ll also learn about the successful botanist and garden designer who introduced the navel orange. We’ll recognize the Conservatory stocked by the World’s Fair. We’ll hear a charming verse about the mistletoe by a poet entomologist. We Grow That Garden Library™ with…

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September 4, 2019 The Must Go Container, Henry Wise, George London, Alfred Rehder, Isabella Preston, Willa Cather, Geoffrey Hill, Gardener’s Guide to Compact Plants by Jessica Walliser, Ordering Spring Bulbs, Charles Joseph Sauriol, and Plants Growing Together

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I had to chuckle the other day as I was putting together my fall containers. The first thing I do when I transition from one season to another is determining which plants are salvageable – the ones that have enough gas to go another season. One of my pots ended up being a bit of…

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She Had Only to Stand in the Orchard

She Had Only to Stand in the Orchard

by Willa Cather She had only to stand in the orchard, to put her hand on a little crab tree and look up at the apples, to make you feel the goodness of planting and tending and harvesting at last. As featured onThe Daily Gardener podcast: Words inspired by the garden are the sweetest, most…

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