by William Shakespeare Hot lavender, mints, savory, marjoram. The marigold that goes to bed with the sun. And with him rises, weeping; these are flowers Of middle summer, and I think they are given To men of middle age. You’re very welcome. As featured onThe Daily Gardener podcast: Words inspired by the garden are the…

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Today we celebrate a man who wrote one of the most influential herbals in history and the French botanist who created the modern strawberry. We’ll learn about the Father of Paleobotany and the sweet little Orchid known as the moccasin flower. Today’s Unearthed Words feature words about winter. We Grow That Garden Library™ with the…

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There’s a soldier’s prayer that goes, “Stay with me, God. The night is dark, The night is cold: my little spark Of courage dies. The night is long; Be with me, God, and make me strong.” Dark. Cold. Long. It’s easy to get so excited about the first nice days of spring. “It was 80…

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Seeming and Savor All Winter Long

by William Shakespeare There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance. Pray you, love, remember. And there are pansies, that’s for thoughts. — Ophelia from Hamlet, Act IV, Scene 5     Note: Today is the birthday of William Shakespeare. He was born on this day in 1564. The Bard’s works are loaded with references to plants and…

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by William Shakespeare There’s Rosemary and rue: these keep Seeming and savor all winter long. — Winter’s Garden Act 4 Scene 4       Note: Today is the birthday of William Shakespeare. He was born on this day in 1564. The Bard’s works are loaded with references to plants and gardens. Naturally, roses were…

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Seeming and Savor All Winter Long

by William Shakespeare Oberon: I know a bank where the wild thyme blows, Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows, Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine, With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine: There sleeps Titania sometime of the night. — A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act 2, Scene 2     Note: Today is the birthday of…

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