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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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 November 3, 2020 William Cullen Bryant, Clarence Elliott, Robert Frost, Six Seasons by Joshua McFadden, and Golden Squash Soup | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 16:44

Today we celebrate an American Romantic poet We'll also learn about the man who made Six Hills Nursery famous. We hear some words about autumn by an American Poet Laureate. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book that rocked the Vegetable Cookbook world three years ago - and here’s a hint: the author divided the year into Six Seasons. And then we’ll wrap things up with a recipe I received from a friend recently for a delicious Golden Squash Soup.

 November 2, 2020 Daniel Seghers, Richard Mant, Gladys Taber, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Gardens in Detail by Emma Reuss, and Saving the Bladderwort | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 14:18

Today we celebrate the Flemish artist who painted floral garlands. We'll also learn about the English poet who wrote about The Traveller's Joy. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a close look at gardens - 100 of them - in an engaging book that travels to the world's most interesting gardens to analyze why and how they are designed. And then we’ll wrap things up with a little story about the bladderwort plant - a rare insect-eating plant with pretty yellow flowers.

 November 1, 2020 Carl Linnaeus, Charles Eliot, John Lindley, Russell Page, Maggie Dietz, The Garden-Fresh Vegetable Cookbook by Andrea Chesman, and John Lindley’s Unmade Bed | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 17:24

Today we celebrate the man who wrote Species Plantarum We'll also learn about a Boston Landscape Architect. We salute the British orchidologist who saved Kew Gardens. We also recognize the man who designed the garden at the Frick Museum in New York City. We’ll hear one of my favorite poems about November. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a cookbook for Garden-Fresh Vegetables. And then we’ll wrap things up with a little story about a young botanist who dreamed of going to Sumatra.

 August 3rd, 2020 Dahlias 101 by The Empress of Dirt, Joseph Paxton, Michel Adanson, Louise du Pont Crowninshield, Alwyn Howard Gentry, Katharine Stuart, Watermelon Poetry, From Garden to Grill by Elizabeth Orsini and Gallant Soldiers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 38:57

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'll wrap things up with a story about Gallant Soldiers.

 August 2, 2020 How to Brighten Up the Garden with Hollyhocks, Thomas Gainsborough, Hawaii’s First Potato, John Bartram, Wallace Stevens, August Weather Folklore, How They Decorated by P. Gaye Tapp and Charlotte Moss, and Andrea Brunsendorf’s Container | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:38

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 say is you might want to grab your coat. And much more...

 August 1, 2020 The Largest Seed in the World, Richard Savage, Charles Henry Bass Breck, Edwin Way Teale, Franklyn Hugh Perring, August Poems, In Bloom by Ngoc Minh Ngo, and the Origin of Plant Names | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:37

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™ with a book that was created by one of the world's best garden photographers and more...

 July 31, 2020 How To Grow A Mood-boosting Garden, Daniel Defoe, Mary Vaux Walcott, Richard Morris Hunt, Francis Ledwidge, Sydney Dylan Ripley, Outstanding American Gardens by Page Dickey, and National Avocado Day | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 23:34

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. And Much More...

 July 30, 2020 A Call to Decolonise Botanical Collections, Castor Bean, Emily Brontë, Ellis Rowan, the Arkansas State Flower, Alfred Joyce Kilmer, Natural Living Style by Selina Lake and Disney’s Flowers and Trees | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:52

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 ever about trees. And much more...

 July 29, 2020 Why Front Gardens Matter, Thomas Nuttal, Edith Coleman, Vincent Van Gogh, Beatrix Potter, Ryan Gainey, Tomato Poetry, Shrubs & Hedges by Eva Monheim and Charles Clemon Deam’s Beef with Honeysuckle | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:02

Today we remember the botanist who paddled to Mackinac Island 110 years ago today. We'll also learn about the housewife who 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 1924. We honor the life of a marvelous landscape designer who died in a fire on this day already four years ago. Today we hear some fun poems about tomatoes. And much more...

 July 28, 2020 Thriving in Nature Guide, John Evelyn, Andrew Jackson Downing, Roger Tory Peterson, Women and the Garden, The Pollinator Victory Garden by Kim Eierman, and Bill Cullina’s 2011 garden | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:26

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 Victory Garden And much more...

 July 27, 2020 Piet Oudolf Finds Solace in the Garden, Jeanne Baret, Horatio Hollis Hunnewell, Benjamin Lincoln Robinson, Hewett Cottrell Watson, William T. Hutchins, Silly Garden Poems, Rustic Garden Projects by Marianne Svärd Häggvik, and Bernadette Co | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:46

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. Today's Unearthed Words feature some silly light-hearted poems and much more...

 July 26, 2020 How to Grow Blueberries, Garden Self-Care in the Heat, Roland Hallet Shumway, George Bernard Shaw, Aven Nelson, July Folklore, Once Upon a Windowsill by Tovah Martin, and Winthrop Mackworth Praed | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:31

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 Indoor Plants... And much more.

 July 25, 2020 L.A. Music Producer Mark Redito, Cleome, Oxford Botanic Garden, William Forsyth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Charles Joseph Sauriol, Elizabeth Lawrence, Walt Whitman, Weeds by Richard Mabey, and A Case of Floral Offerings | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:05

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. And much more...

 July 24, 2020 Moss by Robert Miller, Benning Wentworth, Henry Shaw, Alexandre Dumas, Pigeon Peas, Chasing Eden by Jack Staub and Renny Reynolds, and the Dial-A-Garden-Tipline | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:12

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 Grow That Garden Library™ with a brand new book for 2020... and much more.

 July 23, 2020 Garden Hose Love Hate, Mukdenia rossii 'Crimson Fans', St. Phocas, Frances Ropes Williams, John Goldie, Garden Poetry, Mister Owita's Guide to Gardening by Carol Wall, and Radish, Salmon, and Radish Green Salsa Verde Toasts | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 40:45

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. And then we'll wrap things up with a wonderful pesto recipe.


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