February 6, 2020 The Aphid Alarm Pheromone, Stealing Cuttings, Prospero Alpini, Joseph Sabine, Capability Brown, Edgar Anderson, Charles Heiser, Winter World by Bernd Heinrich, Ladbrooke Soil Blocker, and Spam with Loganberry Sauce

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Today we celebrate the Italian botanist who introduced coffee and bananas to Europe and the botanist who described new varieties of mums from China on this day in 1822. We’ll learn about the man who could see the capabilities of a landscape In the botanist who wrote encouraging letters to one of his students. Today’s…

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April 15, 2019 The Garden as a World Unto Itself, William Kent, Allan Cunningham, George Harrison Shull, Francis Hallé, Alexander Garden, Francis Quarles, The Atlas of Poetic Botany, The Garden Budget, and Sphagnum Moss

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William Kent wrote: “A garden is to be a world unto itself, it had better make room for the darker shades of feeling as well as the sunny ones.” I’ve usually thought about my garden as my happy place. It’s a natural mood changer for me. But I remember one time when I was out…

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Ho! Gate, How Came ye Here?

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by William Kent Ho! Gate, how came ye here? I came fro’ Chelsea the last yere Inigo Jones there put me together Then was I dropping by wind and weather Sir Hannes Sloane Let me alone But Burlington brought me hither This architecton-ical Gate Inigo Jon-ical Was late Hans Slon-ical And now Burlington-ical    …

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A Garden is to Be

A Garden is to Be

by William Kent A garden is to be a world unto itself, it had better make room for the darker shades of feeling as well as the sunny ones.       Note: On this day in 1748 the pioneer of the English Landscape garden, William Kent died. As featured onThe Daily Gardener podcast: Words…

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Garden as Though

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by William Kent Garden as though you will live forever.       Note: On this day in 1748 the pioneer of the English Landscape garden, William Kent died. As featured onThe Daily Gardener podcast: Words inspired by the garden are the sweetest, most beautiful words of all. William Kent

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All Gardening

All Gardening

by William Kent All gardening is landscape painting.     Note: On this day in 1748 the pioneer of the English Landscape garden, William Kent died. As featured onThe Daily Gardener podcast: Words inspired by the garden are the sweetest, most beautiful words of all. William Kent

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Nature Abhors

Garden as Though

by William Kent Nature abhors a straight line.       Note: On this day in 1748 the pioneer of the English Landscape garden, William Kent died. As featured onThe Daily Gardener podcast: Words inspired by the garden are the sweetest, most beautiful words of all. William Kent

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