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 ❤️🌸🌱
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So if you fall into that category please reach out.
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October 14, 2021 Ron Kujawski, Tad Lincoln, Katherine Mansfield, Pulp Fiction, Eva Ibbotson, Seeking Eden by Staci Catron and Mary Eaddy, and Masaoka Shiki
Today in botanical history, we celebrate a fun little story from the White House, a New Zealand writer, and a pop culture film that debuted on this day 27 years ago today.
We'll hear an excerpt from an Eva Ibbotson book.
We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book that promotes an awareness of and appreciation for Georgia’s rich garden heritage.
And then we’ll wrap things up with an adorable little poem from one of the most prolific haiku writers who ever lived.
October 13, 2021 Bringing Plants Back Inside, Victor Hugo, Clinton Scollard, Mark Vitosh, G. K. Chesterton, The Flower Recipe Book by Alethea Harampolis and Jill Rizzo, and Sophia Thoreau
Today in botanical history, we celebrate a French writer and poet, an adorable poem called Song of October that's kind of faded into obscurity, and a Forester's advice about pine needles.
We'll hear an excerpt from an English writer often called the prince of paradox.
We Grow That Garden Library™ with a lovely recipe book as we settle into fall - it's called The Flower Recipe Book.
And then we'll wrap things up with a charming little story from the Thoreaus.
October 12, 2021 Top Trees For Fall Color, Berthe Hoola van Nooten, George Washington Cable, Cecil Frances Alexander, Terri Irwin, Carving Out a Living on the Land by Emmet Van Driesche, and Beatrix Potter
Today in botanical history, we celebrate a Dutch botanical illustrator, a writer from New Orleans, and a hymn writer - who wrote over 400 hymns.
We'll hear an excerpt from Terri Irwin - just fabulous - wife of the late great Steve Irwin.
We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book about Living on the Land. A hot topic since 2020.
And then we'll wrap things up with a touching story about Beatrix Potter.
Bulb Planting, Zaccheus Collins, Hermann Wendland, Arthur William Hill, Helena Rutherford Ely, Designing and Maintaining Your Edible Landscape Naturally, Edibles, Robert Kourik, Thích Nhất Hạnh
Today in botanical history, we celebrate a Philadelphia plant lover who we get to know only through his correspondence to other botanists, we’ll also learn about the German palm expert and the man who became a director at Kew
We'll hear an excerpt from the amateur gardener Helena Rutherford Ely.
We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book from Robert Kourik.
And then we’ll wrap things up with a Thay...
October 8, 2021 Plant Named After 50 Years, John Hay, J. Carter Brown, Faith Ringgold, Deanna Raybourn, Epitaph for a Peach by David M. Masumoto, and Bill Vaughan
Today in botanical history, we celebrate an American civil servant and poet, an American art expert, and a Harlem artist and gardener.
We'll hear an excerpt from historical fiction by Deanna Raybourn.
We Grow That Garden Library™ with a lyrical book by a peach farmer.
And then we’ll wrap things up with the story of a humorist who made a living writing about the sunny side of life.
Lauritzen Gardens - Omaha Botanical Center 20th birthday!
October 7, 2021 Prairie Strips, James Whitcomb Riley, the Engelmann Botanical Club and Fall Flowers, Thomas Keneally, Karen White, The New Shade Garden by Ken Druse, and Clive James
Today in botanical history, we celebrate a beloved Indiana poet, the Engelmann Botanical Club and their display of fall flowers over 120 years ago, and an Australian author who had asthma as a child.
We'll hear an excerpt from the New York Times bestselling author, Karen White.
We Grow That Garden Library™ with a terrific book by a modern plantsman and nurseryman.
And then we'll wrap things up with a poignant poem from a writer and critic who said his goodbyes through his writing.
I’m enjoying this podcast of garden snippets and stories
Julie. Melbourne. Australia.
Jennifer brings an amazing podcast to our ears! Such a pleasure to listen to and very inspiring, thank you Jennifer!