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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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 July 7, 2020 Rhodds Farm, Creeping Avens, Henry Compton, Frances Stackhouse Acton, William Curtis, Sir Walter Scott, The Dormouse and the Doctor by AA Milne, The Himalayan Garden by Jim Jermyn, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:00

Today we celebrate a bishop botanist whose love of plants was second only to his love of God. We'll also learn about the botanist daughter of a key botanist in England. We celebrate the botanical entrepreneur and the creator of the influential Curtis Botanical Magazine. We also celebrate the writer who lived and worked in his incredible home called Abbotsford - complete with impressive gardens - on the banks of the River Tweed in the beautiful Scottish borders... And much more!

 July 6, 2020 Gardens on Lockdown, Hollyhocks, What's Green and Sings, Leonard Plukenet, William Jackson Hooker, Frank Smythe, Bee Poetry, The Humane Gardener by Nancy Lawson, and an Ode to Basil | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 34:09

We'll also learn about the botanical illustrator and collector who established a worldwide reputation for his incredible herbarium. We celebrate the great Himalayan and Alpine mountain climbing and writer - he was also a botanist. We also honor bees with today's poetry. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book gardening in a humane way - helping you create a garden that is healthy and harmonious for all living things. And then we'll wrap things up with an Ode to Basil - my favorite summer crop.

 July 5, 2020 Take Kew’s Flower Quiz, A Review of Hamilton for Gardeners, Magnus von Lagerstrom, Adam Kuhn, Stamford Raffles, William Robinson, Rose Poetry, The Gardeners' Book by Diana Craig, and Margery Claire Carlson | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 34:48

Today we celebrate the man remembered in the genus name for Crape Myrtle. We'll also learn about the botanist who served as the physician to George Washington. We celebrate the man remembered in the name of the largest flower in the world. And we also celebrate the practical gardener and journalist who helped change the English landscape from formal to much more relaxed and attainable for the masses. We honor the beautiful Rose, queen of the garden, with today's poetry... and much more.

 July 4, 2020 Installing a Temporary Garden, Dependence Day, Henry Bewley, Mary Dedecker, Lady Joan Margaret Legge, National Meadows Day, The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng, and Calvin Coolidge’s 52nd Birthday | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 34:28

Today we celebrate what I'm calling Dependence Day for Gardeners. We'll also learn about the gutta-percha pioneer. We celebrate the California botanist remembered with a plant and a Canyon. We also celebrate a botanist who died while collecting samples in the Western Himalayas. We honor National Meadows Day. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a fiction book that was the Winner of the Man Asian Literary Prize, and much more...

 July 3, 2020 Being More Water-efficient, Dog Days, Gilbert Laing Meason, Michael Keens, Lambertus Bobbink, William Henry Davies, The Reason for Flowers by Stephen Buchmann, and Calvin R. Sperling | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:45

Today we officially welcome the Dog Days. We'll also learn about the Landscape Architect who invented the term “landscape architecture.” We celebrate the market gardener who exhibited the first large-scale cultivated strawberry at the Royal Horticultural Society on this day over two hundred years ago. We honor the life of the English poet William Henry Davies. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book about flowers - their “History, Culture, Biology, and How They Change Our Lives.” And much mo

 July 2, 2020  An Audience of Plants, Buying Flowers in July, Marian Farquharson, Herman Hesse, Ralph Hancock, Kate Brandegee, Cordelia Stanwood, NASA's ECOSTRESS, July Poetry, Glorious Shade by Jenny Rose Carey, and the Richard Wettstein Memorial | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:43

Today we celebrate a female botanist who fought to get recognition for women by the Linnaean Society. We'll also learn about the German poet who loved trees. We'll celebrate the Welsh garden-marker extraordinaire and also one of the all-time greats - a botanist from California. And, we'll also honor the life of The Bird Woman of Ellsworth, who helped us to better understand birds and their individual uniqueness. We will also celebrate the month of July with some poetry and much more...

 July 1, 2020 Dwight Brown’s Urban Oasis, July in the Garden, Vale of York Naturalists Club, Illinois State Flower, July Poetry, The Earth Knows My Name by Patricia Klindienst, and Plant Explorer Finds Adventure in 1932 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:52

Today we welcome the new month - July - and we remember the first meeting of the Vale of York Field Naturalists Club. We'll also learn about the Illinois State Flower which was adopted on this day We’ll usher in the new month with some July poetry. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book about how gardens and growing food help people maintain their culture. It’s a personal favorite of mine. And then we’ll wrap things up with a newspaper story from 1932 called “Plant Explorer Finds Adventure."

 April 20, 2020 The Best Indoor Herb Gardens, Kitchen Scrap Gardening, Charles Plumier, Agnes Block, William Bartram, Louise Beebe Wilder, Joan Miró, Gardening Your Front Yard by Tara Nolan, and Pineapple Upside Down Cake Day | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 36:46

Today we celebrate the French botanist and explorer who christened the Begonia, the Magnolia, and the Fuchsia. We'll also learn about one of the best and earliest botanical collectors and artists in Holland - and she was a woman to boot. We celebrate the American naturalist born into one of our country's botanical founding families. We also celebrate the life of one of America's greatest garden writers, Louise Beebe Wilder, and much more...

 April 6, 2020 Vegetable Seeds Are the New Toilet Paper, 2020 Garden Dreams, Albrecht Dürer, Johann Zinn, José Celestino Mutis, Spring Poems, Square Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew, and California Poppy Day | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 34:53

Today we celebrate the German artist who painted botanicals with extraordinary detail. We'll also learn about the botanist who left his mark on the anatomy of the human eye. We celebrate the Spanish botanist who spent his life in Columbia, where, among other things, he studied the cinchona tree and used the quinine to treat malaria. Today's Unearthed Words feature words about April and much more...

 April 3, 2020 Gardening for Resilience, Magnifying Glass for the Garden Tote, Nikolay Rumyantsev, John Burroughs, Kate Brandegee, Graham Stuart Thomas, The Overstory by Richard Powers, and The Wake-Robin by Rebecca Salsbury Palfrey Utter | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 36:52

Today we celebrate the birthday of a Russian Count who funded an expedition that led to the discovery of the California poppy. We'll also learn about one of the country’s most beloved naturalists. We celebrate the life of the second woman to be professionally employed as a botanist in the United States. She died 100 years ago today. We also celebrate a nurseryman whose passion for plants was sparked with the gift of a Fuschia and much more...

 April 2, 2020 Prospect Cottage, Pascua Florida, Maria Sibylla Merian, Job Baster, American Farmer, The Overstory by Richard Powers, and Max Ernst | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:59

Today we celebrate the discovery and naming of the state of Florida. We'll also learn about one of the best botanical illustrators ever born as well as the man who introduced goldfish to Holland. We celebrate the publication of the first successful agricultural journal. Today's Unearthed Words feature words about April. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book about trees that was released a year ago today - and it won the Pulitzer Prize in fiction and much more...

 April 1, 2020 The Daily Gardener Podcast Birthday, George Edward Post, Hugo Von Mohl, Peter cundall, Wangari Maathai, On the Wild Side by Keith Wiley, Isaac Wolfe Bernheim, and the Bernheim Arboretum | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:39

Today we celebrate the one year anniversary of the show and the man who wrote a flora of the Middle East. We'll learn about the German botanist who discovered mitosis and chloroplasts. We celebrate the 93rd birthday of an English-Australian gardener who learned to garden and survived during World War II. We'll honor the tremendous work of Kenya's garden activist and founder of the Green Belt Movement and much more...

 March 31, 2020 Starting Seeds, Renee's Garden Seeds, John Lineback, William Ralph Meredith, Elmer Ivan Applegate, Muriel Wheldale Onslow, April Poems, Life List by Olivia Gentile, and Karen Washington | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 34:36

Today we celebrate the man who invented the cottonseed huller. We'll learn about a Canadian legal eagle who loved gardening and one of Oregon's pioneer botanists. We'll celebrate the work of a female biochemist who made some remarkable discoveries about bloom color by studying snapdragons...

 February 19, 2020 Making a Bean Teepee, Protecting Mature Trees, Charles de l'Écluse, Daniel Solander, William Francis Ganong, Winter Bee Poetry, Gardens in Detail by Emma Reuss, 4-Tier Mini Greenhouse and Frances Perry | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 34:15

Today we celebrate the man who introduced tulips to Holland and the botanist who was supposed to become Carl Linnaeus's son-in-law — but didn't. We'll also learn about the botanist who loved New Brunswick. Today's Unearthed Words feature words about winter - and bees in winter. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book that helps you recognize elements of good garden design. I'll talk about a garden item in high demand this time of year and much more...

 February 18, 2020 Sensitive Plant, Honey as a Root Stimulator, Valerius Cordus, Antoine Nicholas Duchesne, Adolphe-théodore Brongniart, the Lady's Slipper, Winter Poetry, Beth Chatto's Garden Notebook, Macrame 3-pack, and February Birth Flowers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:01

Today we celebrate a man who wrote one of the most influential herbals in history and the French botanist who created the modern strawberry. We'll learn about the Father of Paleobotany and the sweet little Orchid known as the moccasin flower. Today's Unearthed Words feature words about winter. We Grow That Garden Library™ with the diary of a fabulous nurserywoman and garden designer. I'll talk about a garden item to get hung up on and much more...


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