The Daily Gardener

The Daily Gardener

The Daily Gardener is a gardening podcast that is published every weekday. Jennifer Ebeling shares thoughts and brevities to help you grow. She writes and records the show in her home studio in lovely Maple Grove, Minnesota. Show notes and additional information are available at thedailygardener.org... Show More

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Today we celebrate a man known as “The Pathfinder” and the birthday of a man who impoverished himself writing a book in tribute to Carl Linnaeus.
We'll learn about the woman who was as passionate about botany as she was assisting with the war effort and today’s National Day that celebrates a garden creature. (Hint: it has a bushy tail)
Today’s Unearthed Words feature a riddle from an English-American writer and p... Read more

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Today we celebrate the German botanist who’s 1542 book is one of the most historically significant works of all time and the birthday of a man who discovered the rutabaga.
We'll learn about the man known as “The Father of English Botany” and the man known as the “Father of American Horticulture.”
Today’s Unearthed Words celebrate the sleeping winter landscape.
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Today we celebrate the Spanish Enlightenment priest and botanist who named the Dahlia and the glamorous movie star who traded in her star sapphire collection for a tractor.
We'll learn about the item vintners were selling during prohibition and the woman who became the most widely read American Garden author in the United States.
Today’s Unearthed Words feature thoughts on the blackest month of the year: January.... Read more

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Today we celebrate a bryologist who Asa Gray called, "a noble fellow" and the botanist who, along with his wife, helped found the New York Botanic Garden in the Bronx.
We'll learn about one of the first and most prolific professional female garden photographers and the female botanist with a mountain named in her honor.
Today’s Unearthed Words feature poetry that's all about using our imagination and ... Read more

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Today we celebrate the Father of Paleobotany and the botanical illustrator honored by King Charles X.
We'll learn about the botanical painter who got sick of painting flowers (he'd painted 800 of them) and the botanical illustrator who worked for Curtis's Botanical Magazine and Kew Gardens.
Today’s Unearthed Words feature the hidden (and often unappreciated) transformations happening in our garden during ... Read more

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Today we celebrate the woman who has been called the greatest painter of plants and insects who ever lived and the birthday of a man who is remembered in the name of one of the most ubiquitous garden plants.
We'll learn about an Austrian-American plant explorer who grew to feel his “real” home was in China, and we’ll learn about today’s tradition: Plough Monday - the first Monday after the 12 days of Christmas.
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Today we celebrate the 17th-century renegade who wanted medicine through herbs to be accessible to the people and the Anniversary of the day Indian tea became available for sale in England.
We will learn about the American landscape gardener whose superpower was framing a view and the English sculptor who famously said I am the landscape.
Today’s Unearthed Words feature words from Henry David Thoreau - It turns out i... Read more

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Today we celebrate an incredible woman, a true pioneer of Canada and a writer and botanical illustrator.
We'll learn about one of the most dedicated and famous bryologists, and she helped establish the New York Botanical Garden.
Today’s Unearthed Words feature wonderful thoughts on the gardener's favorite winter reading material - seed catalogs.
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Today we celebrate the ending of the 1675 coffee shop ban in England and the birthday of a man who devised his own theory of evolution independently of Charles Darwin.
We'll learn about one of the fiercest Dutch conservationists and the nurseryman who created the world’s most excellent arboretum.
Today’s Unearthed Words feature fabulous one-liners about January.
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Today we celebrate the wealthy Dutch banker who bought enough plants to fill a book for a young Carl Linnaeus and a royal gardener who is an ancestor of Princess Diana.
We'll learn about the man who started the first seed company in America and the German botanist buried in the Botanical Garden he curated during his lifetime.
Today’s Unearthed Words feature words for children about January.
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Today we celebrate the one of the 19th century’s top orchidologist and the birthday of a man who used his wealth to purchase an American garden treasure.
We'll learn about one of the most prolific female plant collectors and the florist who shocked London with her floral displays.
Today’s Unearthed Words feature a beloved American poet and children’s book author celebrating her 93rd birthday.
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Today we celebrate the one of the 19th century’s top orchidologist and the birthday of a man who used his wealth to purchase an American garden treasure.
We'll learn about one of the most prolific female plant collectors and the florist who shocked London with her floral displays.
Today’s Unearthed Words feature a beloved American poet and children’s book author celebrating her 93rd birthday.
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Today we celebrate the Feast Day of a gardener Abbott and an important day in the life of the Father of Taxonomy.
We'll learn about the man who planted the first pineapple in Hawaii on this day in 1813 and the botanist who shared a train with a President during his honeymoon to the Santa Catalina Mountains.
Today’s Unearthed Words feature garden-inspired New Year’s poetry from an artist and writer whose life has ... Read more

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Show Notes
Today we celebrate the Chelsea Physic Garden Curator who was partly responsible for the British Fern Craze and the botanical illustrator whose art ended up on South African currency.
We'll learn about the man who discovered the virus researching tobacco plants and the English architect who partnered with Gertrude Jekyll to design Country Estates.
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Today we celebrate the Spanish botanist who tackled the area known as New Spain and the man who discovered the Schneck Oak.

We'll learn about the French botanist who made many of our blooms bigger and better and the mayor who was known as the Little Flower.

We'll hear some thoughts about Winter and how we can benefit from the solace.

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Today we celebrate the gardener poet known for writing “hope is the thing with feathers”, and the man who became the world authority on agaves.

We'll learn about the Victorian botanist who was the first to speak in favor of Darwin’s theory and the man who created the Ballard Lock Garden in Seattle.

We'll hear a December poem from the man known during the 20th century as the People's Poet... Read more

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Today we celebrate the botanist who was also a spy during WWII.

We'll learn about the German photographer who saw artistic inspiration in his close-ups of plants.

We'll hear some prose about winter,

We Grow That Garden Library with a book that offers us 100 tips for Growing a More Glorious Garden. 

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Today we celebrate the botanist who made his mark in human anatomy and the botanist who lost his civil war specimens to a confederate raider.

We'll hear the most popular poem about trees written by a poet who was killed in WWI.

We Grow That Garden Library with a self-published humorous garden book by one of my favorite garden authors.

I'll talk about a garden gift that ... Read more

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Today we celebrate a wealthy vineyardist who came up with the idea for a raisin coop and the willow expert raised in beautiful gardens.

We'll learn about the botanist who was murdered thanks to miscommunication and the oldest tree in New Orleans.

We'll hear a garden poem about being shut out of the garden.

We Grow That Garden Library with an oldie but ... Read more

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Today we celebrate one of the first botanists to explore South Carolina and a German botanist who met his end during the 1841 Expedition to Niger. 

We'll learn about the man who discovered why the sky is blue, and one of Australia's top garden designers, in addition to the monument to one of Australia's greatest botanical collectors.

We'll hear some thoughts on the ... Read more

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