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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August 20, 2020 28 min

Today we celebrate the Patron Saint of Beekeepers
We'll also revisit the letter Jefferson wrote about gardening - it contains one of his most-quoted lines.
We remember the French Landscape Architect who designed ninety percent of the public spaces in Argentina.
We’ll eavesdrop on another letter from Elizabeth Lawrence - the garden writer - who also wrote the most wonderful letters.
We celebrate World Mosquito Day with some Mosq...

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Today we salute the English orphan girl who wrote her own destiny with science fiction writing.
We also remember the English gardener who is still ghosting us after many decades.
We revisit a letter from Elizabeth Lawrence to her sister Ann.
We'll celebrate National Potato Day with some Potato Poems.
We Grow That Garden Library™ with a gorgeous book about Dahlias.
And then we'll wrap things up with the birthday of a beloved...

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Today we celebrate the Brigadier General, who described the Compass Plant.
We'll also learn about the Norwegian poet who gardened and tended 70 apple trees.
We remember the gift given to American by the Mayor of Tokyo.
We also honor an extraordinary tree that was discovered on the estate of the first Earl of Camperdown.  
We'll celebrate World Daffodil Day with a Daffodil Poem.
We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book calle...

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Today we remember the man who helped to establish the Natural History Museum in Vienna.
We'll also learn about the Swedish botanist who specialized in mycology.
We salute the American botanist who wrote the Calendarian - a marvelous phenological record.
We also recognize a fanciful botanical illustrator who anthropomorphized flowers in his book.
We honor a husband and wife team who created a magnificent arboretum in the middle ...

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Today we celebrate a historic elm tree in Boston.
And we remember the Romantic English poet who went by L.E.L.
We'll also learn about the magazine that helped launch the National Audubon Society.
We salute the Scottish nurseryman who elevated to the top echelons of British horticulture.
We also remember the Iowa botanist who dedicated her life to protecting the vanishing prairie ecosystem.
We celebrate the fleeting summer with ...

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Today we celebrate an early Swedish explorer of Niagara Falls.
We'll also learn about a plant that Thomas Jefferson loved.
We salute the Russian botanist who arranged plants by geography.
We also recognize the Czech, who became the most famous collector of orchids in the world.
And, we'll remember the lives of a British plant hunter and a German chemist.
I've got a wonderful poem about August for you today.
We Grow That...

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Today we remember the busiest man in London.
We'll also learn about the man honored by the Baobab tree.
We salute a daughter of Winterthur,
We also recognize a life cut short in the world of tropical botany.
And we'll look back on a letter from one garden writer to another written on this day in 1961.
We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book that puts your focus on the grill for preparing your garden harvest.
And then we...

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Today we remember the master landscape and portrait painter who grew up with a magnificent mulberry tree.
We learn about the planting of the first potato in Hawaii, and the discovery of a tree named for Benjamin Franklin.
We also remember the poet who was inspired not by his day job at an insurance company, but by a beautiful park that was across the street from his house.
We review some August Weather Folklore - and all I have to ...

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Today we celebrate an English poet who didn't want gardens to be monetized.
We'll also learn about the 8th generation seedsman of a beloved Boston company.
We remember the naturalist who followed the seasons up and down the country.
We also recognize the exuberant botanist, who created the Dot Map.
We welcome the new month with some poems about "the Queen of the Ripe Season" - August.
We Grow That Garden Library™ wi...

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Today we remember the beloved English writer who was punished for treason but adored with flowers.
We'll also learn about the female botanical illustrator who is known as the "Audubon of botany."
We celebrate the Dean of American Architecture.
We also salute the "poet of the blackbirds."
We honor the establishment of the horticulture program at the Smithsonian Gardens.
In Unearthed Words, we say goodbye to July ...

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Today we celebrate the author and poet who wrote some beautiful garden verses.
We'll also learn about a magnificent Australian artist and botanical illustrator, and her art is now part of Australia's national library.
We celebrate the selection of the State Flower for Arkansas - and the very cute story of how it came to be picked.
We honor the life of the poet and WWI soldier who wrote what is probably the most popular poem...

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Today we remember the botanist who jumped in a birch bark canoe with Aaron Greeley and paddled to Mackinac Island 110 years ago today.
We'll also learn about the woman who was a housewife until the age of 48 and then transformed into one of Australia's leading naturalists.
We celebrate the artist who died today among his canvases of sunflowers.
We also hear the letter Beatrix Potter wrote about her garden on this day in 192...

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Today we celebrate the botanist and writer who published the first book about salad.
We'll also learn about the horticulturist whose life was cut short on this day when the steamship he was on caught on fire and sank.
We celebrate the man who helped generations of people fall in love with ornithology.
We also hear some garden poetry that features women.
We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book about creating a Pollinator Victor...

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Today we remember the first woman to have circumnavigated the world.
We'll also learn about the wealthy horticulturist who built a magnificent estate on the shores of Lake Waban.
We celebrate the botanist who was the first editor of Rhodora, the New England Botanical Club's journal.
We also salute the father of British plant geography.
We honor the Reverend, who wrote two sweet little books for Burpee about sweet peas.
Toda...

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Today we remember a pioneering seedsman out of Rockford, Illinois, whose company became the world's largest mail-order seed company.
We'll also learn about an Irish playwright and critic who had a unique writing hut in his garden.
We recognize the botanist who botanized in Yellowstone for an entire summer.
We also revisit some July Folklore in Unearthed Words.
We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book about the History of In...

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Today we remember the founding of a garden that inspired the book Alice in Wonderland.
We'll also learn about the botanist remembered with the Forsythia genus.
We'll salute the Lake poet who likened plant taxonomy to poetry.
We also revisit a diary entry about a garden visitor and a letter from a gardener to her sister.
Today's Unearthed Words feature an excerpt from a July Afternoon by Walt Whitman.
We Grow That Garden...

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Today we remember the man who brought Lilacs to America.
We'll also learn about the man who created the Missouri Botanical Gardens, also known as "Shaw's Garden."
We celebrate the French author, who exchanged his personal library for a lifetime supply of cantaloupe.
We also look back at an article from 1938 and the topic was tropical peas.
In Unearthed Words, we'll hear an excerpt from Vita Sackville-West.
We Gr...

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Today we remember a gardener who became a saint.
We'll also learn about the woman remembered forever in the name of one of the world's most popular hostas.
We celebrate the Scottish botanist who was the first to describe the Prairie Buttercup.
We'll also hear some wonderful words about simply being in the garden.
We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book about gardening and friendship in a heartwarming book from 2015.
An...

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Today we remember the kind Harvard botanist who was a friend of Darwin.
We'll also learn about the botanist who specialized in South American flora and found the Cinchona tree: the source of quinine.
We salute the pioneer of the study of allelopathy - when one plant species releases chemical compounds that affect another plant species.
We also recognize the man who transformed the springtime landscape at the beautiful Magnolia ...

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Today we remember the creation of legislation that turned 778 acres of land into a beloved park in New York City.
We'll also learn about the State Flower of Maine - it's the only floral emblem that does not produce a blossom.
We salute the Swarthmore ("SWATH-more") College alumni and horticulturist who created a magnificent garden at their home known as Todmorden ("Todd-MORE-din").
We'll also read some p...

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