The Daily Gardener

The Daily Gardener

The Daily Gardener is a Monday - Friday Gardening Podcast. ⏰ Every day the show features: 🗞 Garden News & Advice 🏰 Botanical History & Literature 🖌 📚 An Inspiring Garden Book Recommendation 🌟 Botanic Sparks - Stories to Grow a Gardener’s Heart ❤️🌸🌱 Note to writers and creatives: I love highlighting the work of folks who write about botany, horticulture, and gardening. So if you fall into that category please reach out. Read more & connect on Social Media or at thedailygardener.org

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May 6, 2021 18 min

Today we celebrate the botanist who discovered the function of leaves.
We'll also learn about a visionary German naturalist and polymath who recognized the power and complexity of nature as he explored Central and South America.
We hear an excerpt about the power of gardening to turn a gardener into a philosopher.
We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book about the best way - the very best way - to cook vegetables from the garde...

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Today we celebrate a British garden designer, prolific Edwardian Landscape Architect, and town planner.
We'll also remember a British garden designer and architect known for his innovative gardens in Tuscany.
We hear an excerpt about a fantastical garden.
We Grow That Garden Library™ with one of the top books on Flower Gardening by a modern garden master.
And then we’ll wrap things up with the story of the Iowa State Flower.
 
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Today we celebrate the first woman to receive a Bachelor of Science in Forestry.
We'll also remember the Academy Award-winning actress who narrated a 1990’s PBS series called Gardens of the World.
We hear a sweet little garden poem that celebrates spring.
We Grow That Garden Library™ with a fantastic book about gardening in the shade and the best plants for shade.
And then we’ll wrap things up with an excerpt about this day 142...

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Today we celebrate a Canadian conservationist and author.
We'll also learn about a pioneering Belgian-American gardener, poet, and novelist.
We hear an excerpt about how poets find inspiration in nature.
We Grow That Garden Library™ with a cookbook that shows how to prepare beautiful meals with fewer ingredients and offers foolproof meal-prepping and effortless entertaining.
And then we’ll wrap things up with the story of a bra...

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Today we celebrate the woman who was the life partner of American writer Gertrude Stein - and we’ll hear all about their wonderful garden at Bilignin.
We'll also learn about the French modernist painter known for his peonies and peony art.
We’ll hear an excerpt about a perfect spring day.
We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book that is pure gold - it’s all about an honest journey to beekeeping between two unlikely friends.
And...

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Today we celebrate the botanical pastimes of two young women in Oklahoma back in 1850.
We'll also learn about a female botanical pioneer who specialized in grasses.
We’ll hear some thoughts on spring from a beloved American author.
We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book featuring the letters from a Texas pioneer botanist.
And then we’ll wrap things up with the story of an elite wedding and last-minute flower arranging.
 
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Today we celebrate a Quaker son of Pennsylvania who accomplished so much during his lifetime and left a legacy of botanical information for future generations.
We'll also learn about a woman who, together with her husband, created an impressive arboretum in the middle of Iowa.
We’ll hear some thoughts about spring from a Contemporary Turkish playwright, novelist, and thinker.
We Grow That Garden Library™ with a fun fiction book...

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Today we celebrate a 20th-Century Landscape Architect who focused on his client’s desires and needs. This effort to personalize his work made him incredibly successful.
We'll also learn about a species Tulip praised for its hardiness and peppermint candy appearance.
We’ll hear some thoughts about the first fine spring days.
We Grow That Garden Library? with a book that will help you finally replace your high-maintenance lawn wi...

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Today we celebrate a man who is remembered for his contributions to art and ornithology.
We'll also learn about a socialite, gardener, and garden designer whose story has been largely unappreciated.
We’ll hear some thoughts on gardening in the Carolinas.
We Grow That Garden Library? with a book about resilient homesteading that incorporates an innovative approach to permaculture.
And then we’ll wrap things up with the incredibl...

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Today we celebrate the birthday of the greatest playwright who ever lived - and he incorporated over 200 seeds, flowers, fruits, herbs, grasses, and trees into his large body of work.
We'll also learn about Wordsworth’s favorite flower - lesser celandine.
We’ll hear some words about the flowers we often fall in love with - simple flowers.
We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book about Kitchen Gardening.
And then we’ll wrap thin...

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Today we celebrate the man who conceived of a new holiday that became Arbor Day.
We'll also learn about the man who developed the first classification system for plants based on evolution.
We’ll hear some grateful words about spring from the author Barbara Kingsolver.
We Grow That Garden Library™ with a garden cookbook that is a total gem for the gardener-cook.
And then we’ll wrap things up with a look back at the dedication of...

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Today we celebrate a man who found all the answers to life in nature, and we still learn from his profound observations today.
We'll also learn about a botanist and publisher who found fame and forged meaningful connections with top botanical illustrators and horticulturists of his time.
We’ll hear an excerpt about spring in Paris from an American author and journalist who lives in France.
We Grow That Garden Library™ with a fu...

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Today we celebrate the botanist who named the fuchsia plant.
We'll also learn about the first American to become a full-time naturalist.
We’ll hear some charming thoughts on April and May from a Scottish author who mentored Lewis Carroll.
We Grow That Garden Library™ with a 25-year-old garden classic written to help gardeners in the Big Apple - New York City.
And then we’ll wrap things up with the story of the Daffodil King, Pe...

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Today we celebrate a botanist remembered with the Haworthia (“how-wurth-EE-ah”) genus.
We'll also learn about a botanist who spent 25 years researching the forests of the Eastern United States.
We’ll hear about the Greek goddess of spring from author Jen Calonita.
We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book about flower arranging.
And then we’ll wrap things up with National Garlic Day.
 
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Today we celebrate a botanical artist who learned to paint from her famous younger brother.
We'll also learn about a botanist who was fascinated with seed dispersion and weeds.
We’ll hear a little snippet about spring from an author and ecologist.
We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book about the cultural significance behind Japanese Gardens.
And then we’ll wrap things up with National Orchid Day.
 
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Today we celebrate a Swedish botanist with a famous father who observed flashes of light emitting from her nasturtiums.
We'll also learn about a modern-day forest advocate and conservationist on a mission to create something he calls a primary forest in France.
We’ll hear a poem about spring from the charming Christina Georgina Rossetti.
We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book that calls us to lead a wilder life - connecting w...

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Today we celebrate a German landscape and flower painter who was forbidden to paint by her father.
We'll also learn about a self-taught botanist who spent nearly a dozen years in the Amazon rainforest.
We hear an excerpt about spring from the man who wrote A Farewell to Arms.
We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book about one of the 19th-century’s top botanical illustrators.
And then we’ll wrap things up with a little story fro...

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Today we celebrate a writer and avid gardener who, as an adult, gardened beside her mother for decades.
We'll also learn about a botanist and prolific plant collector who traveled along with her minister husband as he worked in the Philippines.
We hear some thoughts about how quickly spring goes by.
We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book about Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker.
And then we’ll wrap things up with International Plant Ap...

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Today we celebrate the American doctor and amateur botanist who left a legacy in Michigan.
We'll also learn about the first botanist to explore Michigan.
We’ll recognize the man who started the California Botanical Society. 
We hear a quick thought on spring from Ellis Peters. 
We Grow That Garden Library™ with a beautiful book about Hydrangea.
And then we’ll wrap things up with National Licorice Day
 
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Today we celebrate a botanist remembered as the Father of Forestry.
We'll also learn about a 19th-century female garden writer who loved wildflowers.
We’ll recognize the broadcasting Anniversary of a popular Garden television program.
We hear words from a poet that was admired by Vita Sackville West and the poem compares the iris and the tulip.
We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book about Houseplants and how to keep them happ...

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