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The Daily Gardener

Summary: 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

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 January 5, 2021 How to Make a White Berry Wreath, the Glastonbury Thorn, Robert More, Henry Arthur Bright, Hyacinth Vases, A Nature Poem for Every Day of the Year by Jane Hunter, and How to Wassail Apple Trees | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 16:16

Today we celebrate an iconic tree of England - a holy tree with biblical and cultural significance. We'll also learn about a botanist whose last name is similar to the surname of Carl Linnaeus’s in-laws - and that has caused some confusion over the years. We’ll take a look back at some unflattering words about the winter garden from a man who was a close personal friend of Nathaniel Hawthorne. We’ll hear a little secret to making Hyacinths look fabulous when forcing Hyacinth Bulbs indoors.

 January 4, 2021 Invasive Garlic Mustard, Stephen Hales, Johanna Weterdijk, Eleanor Perenyi, Winter Garden Thoughts, A Life in Shadow by Stephen Bell, and Garden Trivia for National Trivia Day | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 20:37

Today we celebrate an English botanist who discovered which way sap flows in plants. We'll also learn about a female Dutch botanist who fought for equity and is now remembered as a trailblazer. We’ll remember a thoughtful and witty garden writer whose only book became a garden classic. We hear some thoughts on the garden in winter from one of my favorite authors.  

 December 23, 2020 Six Great Perennials for Design, John Jay, Francis Masson, Ann Batten Cristall, The Grow Your Own Food Handbook by Monte Burch, and Mystical Mistletoe Is Historical Sprig | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 19:03

Today we celebrate a gardener who was also a Founding Father and a Governor of New York. We'll also learn about a botanist who brought back the Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia reginae "strel-IT-zee-ah REJ-in-ee") as well as a plant that is now the oldest living potted plant at Kew. We hear a charming poem that takes us through the seasons by an English poet who was friends with many poets, including Mary Wollstonecraft.

 December 22, 2020 Tree Ferns, David Hosack, George Eliot, William B. Arnett, David Mas Masumoto, The Four Season Farm Gardener's Cookbook by Barbara Damrosch and Eliot Coleman and Lady Bird Johnson | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 23:02

Today we celebrate the botanist and doctor who established the nation's first public botanical garden. We'll also learn about the English Victorian author who loved roses. We’ll recognize the inspiring former president and owner of Tulsa Greenhouse and Four State Wholesale. We'll hear an excerpt about pruning from a peach farmer.  

 December 9, 2020 Kenya’s Giant Fig Tree, Henry David Thoreau, Lorraine Collett, Peter Smithers, John Milton, The History of Landscape Design in 100 Gardens by Linda Chisholm and Peyton Zieger’s Sweet Potato Party | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:07

Today we celebrate the first snow of 1855 on Walden Pond. We'll also learn about the young woman who became an emblem for a raisin company. We’ll remember the gardener spy who discovered photographer in the last decades of his life. We hear a verse of flowers for a poet’s dead friend.

 December 8, 2020 Italy’s Olive Trees, Jan Ingenhousz, David Don, James Logan, Morris Bishop, Planting Design for Dry Gardens by Olivier Filippi and Making A Sugarplum Tree | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 17:31

Today we celebrate the botanist who discovered photosynthesis. We'll also learn about the Linnean Society Librarian, who was a botanist and explorer in his own right. We’ll remember the judge who created a new kind of berry. We hear a long-forgotten verse about a rose and a raspberry.  

 December 7, 2020 Edward Tuckerman, William Saunders, Phipps Conservatory, Henry Rowland-Brown, The Art of the Garden by Relais & Châteaux North America and Willa Cather | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 18:01

Today we celebrate the botanist who saved the Lewis and Clark specimen sheets. We'll also learn about the successful botanist and garden designer who introduced the navel orange. We’ll recognize the Conservatory stocked by the World’s Fair. We'll hear a charming verse about the mistletoe by a poet entomologist.  

 December 4, 2020 David Domoney’s Fencing Guide, Andre Michaux, Theodore Vogel, John Tyndall, Arthur St. John Adcock, The Family Garden Plan by Melissa K. Norris, and Edna Walling | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 18:09

Today we celebrate the botanist who discovered the Rhododenrun minus growing in South Carolina. We'll also learn about the young German botanist who died on the Niger Expedition after valiantly trying to keep his plants alive. We’ll recognize an Irish doctor who was one of the first people to discover the greenhouse effect. We salute the naturalist of Germantown, Pennsylvania, whose love for wildflowers and nature was unsurpassed.    

 December 3, 2020 Seed Size, Gourds and Squashes, James Arnold, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Sara Coleridge, Earth to Table by Jeff Crump and Bettina Schormann, and Octavia Hill | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 18:03

Today I'll talk about the difference between gourds and squash. We'll also celebrate the man whose philanthropy made the Arnold Arboretum possible. We’ll recognize the painter who said flowers made him paint freely. We salute the English author who gave us a lovely poem called The Garden Year.  

 December 2, 2020 Rain Garden Design, Johann Julius Hecker, Nicholas Alexander Dalzell, James Edward Smith, James M. Barrie, Small Space Garden Ideas by Philippa Pearson, and Oliver Herford | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 14:16

Today we celebrate the German botanist who used gardens as classrooms. We'll also learn about the botanist who was a passionate advocate of forests. We’ll recognize the efforts of a key founder of the Linnean Society. We’ll hear a quote about December from the creator of Peter Pan. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book that helps you maximize your smallest spaces.  

 December 1, 2020 December Folklore and Flowers, John Gerard, Andrew Thomas Gage, Clark Gable, Ebenezer Elliott, Planthropology by Ken Druse, and the Divine Miss M Rose | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 15:18

Today we celebrate the botanist who wrote one of the first Herbals. We'll also learn about the botanist who wasn’t thrilled about getting one of India’s first telephones. We’ll recognize the lost work of an American botanist and painter. We’ll remember the Hollywood Legend who loved gardening alongside his famous wife. We’ll hear an excerpt from a famous garden poem by an English poet.

 November 30, 2020 Wreaths to Keep Up, Martha Ballard, Nathanael Pringsheim, Mark Twain, Charlotte Fiske Bates, Trees, Shrubs & Hedges for Your Home, and Lucy Maud Montgomery | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 15:14

Today we celebrate an herbalist who kept a remarkable journal. We'll also learn about the German botanist who founded the study of algae. We’ll review the charming words of an American writer and poet born today. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a helpful guide for trees, shrubs, and hedges. And then we’ll wrap things up with the life story of an icon of Canadian literature, beloved worldwide, and she loved to garden.

 November 27, 2020 Plant Seed Spacing, Albert Etter, Karl Foerster, Phebe Ann Holder, The Vegetable Garden Cookbook by Tobias Rauschenberger and Oliver Brachat, and the Bicentenary at Kew | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:53

Today we celebrate a one of a kind American plantsman and breeder who gave us the red-fleshed Pink Pearl apple. We'll also learn about the German nurseryman and breeder who we know from a ubiquitous feather-reed grass. We’ll hear some lovely botanical poems from a New England poet.  

 November 26, 2020 Proper Watering, Jean-Jacques de Mairan, George Ellwanger, Washington Atlee Burpee, Sarah Addison Allen, John Evelyn, Aileen Fisher, Wall Art Made Easy by Barbara Ann Kirby and Ruth Myrtle Patrick | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 16:28

Today we celebrate the man who proved plants have a circadian rhythm. We'll also learn about the nurseryman who helped establish Rochester, New York, as a “City in a Forest.” We’ll remember the pioneer seedsman who started the largest mail-order seed company in the world. We celebrate Thanksgiving with some verses about this time of year.

 November 25, 2020 Succulent Christmas Trees, Isaac Watts, Leonard Woolf, Francis Chantrey, William Lisle Bowles, Do-It-Yourself Garden Projects and Crafts by Debbie Wolfe, and Alma Gluck | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 19:08

Today we celebrate the clergyman who wrote hymns and poems that use garden imagery. We'll also learn about the man who loved gardens and garden design - and he wasn’t afraid of Virginia Woolf… he was married to her. We’ll recognize a sculptor whose final work was a touching monument to children incorporating a bouquet of snowdrops. We hear a hauntingly beautiful poem by an English clergyman and poet.


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