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Massachusetts Horticultural Society

The Massachusetts Horticultural Society Meeting on May 6, 1946

By The Daily Gardener | May 6, 2019

#OTD  On this day the annual meeting of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society was held at Horticultural Hall at 3:00 p.m. on May 6, 1946.  Here’s an excerpt from their delightful minutes: From the President’s Address: At the end of the war, we were met with this question, “Will interest in gardening continue to grow or…

Blissful Memory of the Don

Wood Fire Perfume

By The Daily Gardener | May 3, 2019

by Charles Joseph Sauriol The perfume I liked was the smell of a Wood Fire. Planting seed or trees was preferable to throwing one’s seed around recklessly… The dance floor I knew best was a long carpet of Pine Needles.   Note: The naturalist Charles Joseph Sauriol, an esteemed son of Toronto, was born on…

Charles Joseph Sauriol

Blissful Memory of the Don

By The Daily Gardener | May 3, 2019

by Charles Joseph Sauriol With summer’s heat, the weeks sped by, And springtime streams did all but dry. But days grew short and followed on, Oh, blissful memory of the Don. Of you, we think with saddened heart, Our time is up and we must part.     Note: The naturalist Charles Joseph Sauriol, an…

Stonewall Jackson

I Watered Our Flowers This Morning

By The Daily Gardener | May 2, 2019

Note: Today, (May 2) in 1863, Stonewall Jackson was shot by his own men, and I thought his life story contained many moving passages.   An article in the Washington Post, called “Stonewall Jackson had a soft side”, revealed that just before the start of the civil war, Jackson had developed a love for gardening.…

Stonewall Jackson Garden

Let us cross over the river

By The Daily Gardener | May 2, 2019

Note: Today, (May 2) in 1863, Stonewall Jackson was shot by his own men, and I thought his life story contained many moving passages.   An article in the Washington Post, called “Stonewall Jackson had a soft side”, revealed that just before the start of the civil war, Jackson had developed a love for gardening.…

Stonewall Jackson

A Man of Words and Not of Deeds

By The Daily Gardener | May 2, 2019

Note: Today, (May 2) in 1863, Stonewall Jackson was shot by his own men, and I thought his life story contained many moving passages.   An article in the Washington Post, called “Stonewall Jackson had a soft side”, revealed that just before the start of the civil war, Jackson had developed a love for gardening.…

Stonewall Jackson

My Little Dove Has a Tree Full of Them

By The Daily Gardener | May 2, 2019

I was mistaken about [our] large garden fruit being peaches… It turns out to be apricots and I enclose one which I found on the ground today… Just think, my little Dove has a tree full of them.         Note: Today, (May 2) in 1863, Stonewall Jackson was shot by his own…

Stonewall Jackson

Gardening and Stonewall Jackson

By The Daily Gardener | May 2, 2019

Note: Today, (May 2) in 1863, Stonewall Jackson was shot by his own men, and I thought his life story contained many moving passages.   An article in the Washington Post, called “Stonewall Jackson had a soft side”, revealed that just before the start of the civil war, Jackson had developed a love for gardening.…

Stonewall Jackson

Our Garden Has Been Thirsting For Water

By The Daily Gardener | May 2, 2019

Note: Today, (May 2) in 1863, Stonewall Jackson was shot by his own men, and I thought his life story contained many moving passages.   An article in the Washington Post, called “Stonewall Jackson had a soft side”, revealed that just before the start of the civil war, Jackson had developed a love for gardening.…

Twilight Hymn

Twilight Hymn

By The Daily Gardener | May 1, 2019

by Phoebe Hinsdale Brown Yes, when the toilsome day is gone, And night, with banners gray,  Steals silently the glade along  In twilight’s soft array. I love to steal awhile away From little ones and care,  And spend the hours of setting day  In gratitude and prayer. I love to feast on Nature’s scenes When…

Mount Hooker

David Douglas Journal Entry April 30, 1827

By The Daily Gardener | April 30, 2019

After breakfast at one o’clock… I became desirous of ascending one of the peaks, and accordingly, I set out alone on snowshoes … The labor of ascending the lower part, which is covered with pines, is great beyond description, sinking on many occasions to the middle. Halfway up vegetation ceases entirely, not so much a…

Old Botany Bay

Old Botany Bay

By The Daily Gardener | April 29, 2019

by Mary Gilmore I’m old Botany Bay; stiff in the joints, little to say. I am he who paved the way, that you might walk at your ease to-day. I was the conscript sent to hell to make in the desert the living well. I bore the heat, I blazed the track- furrowed and bloody…

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