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
February 24, 2021 The World's Largest Honey Bee, Steve Jobs, the Indiana State Flower, February Chores, English Gardens by Kathryn Bradley-Hole, and an Appeal to Plant More Dogwood in Virginia from 1957
Today we celebrate the birthday of a man who appreciated simplicity and knew that we would, too.
We'll also learn about the Indiana State Flower - it’s not a native - but it sure is beautiful.
We hear some words from a 1997 Garden Chore list.
We Grow That Garden Library™ with a beautiful book that takes us on a tour of more than seventy English gardens and then shares the elements that make the English garden style so beloved.
February 23, 2021 The Father of the RBGE Archives, Agnes Arber, Marion Delf-Smith, English Cottage Gardening by Margaret Hensel, and the Very Best Flowers for Drying
Today we celebrate a woman known as the Lady of Botany, yet today few people know her life story, and fewer still appreciate her difficult professional journey.
We'll also learn about another female botanist who started one of the first degreed botany programs for women in England.
We hear a story about a mink who set up residence in a winter garden from an avid gardener and writer.
February 22, 2021 How to Create an Artistic Garden, Enda St. Vincent Millay, Charles Walker Cathcart, A Child Sees Winter Aconite for the First Time, Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine by Andrew Chevallier, and the Botanist Called the Vulture
Today we celebrate an American lyrical poet and playwright who wrote some beautiful poems about flowers.
We'll also learn about the Scottish surgeon who advised using sphagnum moss to treat wounded soldiers.
We hear inspiring words about Winter Aconite (Eranthis hyemalis “YER-anth-iss hy-uh-MAY-lis”)
February 19, 2021 A Wild Spring Plant Display, The Orchid Thief, Charles Swingle, Growing Algerian Iris, Embroidered Ground by Page Dickey, and Strange Embroidery with Botanist Eliza Brightwen
Today we celebrate a botanist who gave Meriwether Lewis a crash course in botany.
We'll also learn about a poet who wrote some touching poems that incorporated the natural world.
We hear some words about getting the garden ready for growing - straightforward advice on getting started.
We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book about a garden style that’s never gone out of style: cottage gardening.
February 18, 2021 The Little Fern That Could, Antoine Nicolas Duchesne, Snowy Owls, Showy Lady's-Slipper, Ellis Rowan by Kate Collins, and the New Rare-Plant House at the Fairchild Tropical Garden
Today we celebrate the French botanist who created the modern strawberry.
We'll also learn about the sweet little orchid known as the moccasin flower.
We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book about one of the world’s best botanical illustrators - and here’s a hint: she was a dear friend of Alice Lounsberry.
And then we’ll wrap things up with the story of the new rare-plant house at the Fairchild Tropical Garden rebuilt after Hurricane Katrina.
February 17, 2021 Stickiness as a Plant Weapon, Rudolph Jacob Camerarius, Reginald Farrer, The Over-Nurturer Gardening Style, Earth Moved by Amy Stewart, and the Birth Flowers of February
Today we celebrate one of the earliest botanists and his essential discoveries about plant physiology.
We'll also learn about a man known as the 'Prince of Alpine gardeners.’
We hear the story of a woman who over-nurturers her houseplants.
We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book about worms from one of the best garden writers alive today.
And then we’ll wrap things up with the fascinating birth flowers for the month of February.