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 thedailygardener.org
Today we celebrate a man who was an avid gardener and a friend of John Bartram's, and we learn about the founder of bacteriology and modern microbiology. We'll learn about The impact of Wardian Cases on plant exploration and the American playwright who designed her own garden on her estate. Today’s Unearthed Words feature winter poems from the author of Anne of Green Gables.
Today we celebrate the amateur botanist who was a two-time governor of South Carolina and the birthday of a French modernist painter who left peonies. We'll learn about the man who brought European grapes to California and the most important Prussian garden-artist of the 19th century. Today’s Unearthed Words feature a poem about January. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book that helps us truly see plants.
Today we celebrate the birthday of the English Statesman who created “Garden walks” and the birthday of a man who is remembered by Muhly grass. We'll learn about the man memorialized by a plant name that misspells his last name, and we'll also learn about the disastrous freeze for Florida growers that happened in the mid-1980s. Today’s Unearthed Words feature poetry and quotes that teach the lessons we can learn from winter.
Today we celebrate a man known as “The Pathfinder” and the birthday of a man who impoverished himself writing a book in tribute to Carl Linnaeus. We'll learn about the woman who was as passionate about botany as she was assisting with the war effort and today’s National Day that celebrates a garden creature. (Hint: it has a bushy tail)
Today we celebrate the German botanist who’s 1542 book is one of the most historically significant works of all time and the birthday of a man who discovered the rutabaga. We'll learn about the man known as “The Father of English Botany” and the man known as the “Father of American Horticulture.”
Today we celebrate the Spanish Enlightenment priest and botanist who named the Dahlia and the glamorous movie star who traded in her star sapphire collection for a tractor. We'll learn about the item vintners were selling during prohibition and the woman who became the most widely read American Garden author in the United States. Today’s Unearthed Words feature thoughts on the blackest month of the year: January.
Today we celebrate a bryologist who Asa Gray called, "a noble fellow" and the botanist who, along with his wife, helped found the New York Botanic Garden in the Bronx. We'll learn about one of the first and most prolific professional female garden photographers and the female botanist with a mountain named in her honor.
Today we celebrate the Father of Paleobotany and the botanical illustrator honored by King Charles X. We'll learn about the botanical painter who got sick of painting flowers (he'd painted 800 of them) and the botanical illustrator who worked for Curtis's Botanical Magazine and Kew Gardens. Today’s Unearthed Words feature the hidden (and often unappreciated) transformations happening in our garden during January.
Today we celebrate the woman who has been called the greatest painter of plants and insects who ever lived and the birthday of a man who is remembered in the name of one of the most ubiquitous garden plants. We'll learn about an Austrian-American plant explorer who grew to feel his “real” home was in China, and we’ll learn about today’s tradition: Plough Monday - the first Monday after the 12 days of Christmas...
Today we celebrate the 17th-century renegade who wanted medicine through herbs to be accessible to the people and the Anniversary of the day Indian tea became available for sale in England.
Today we celebrate an incredible woman, a true pioneer of Canada and a writer and botanical illustrator. We'll learn about one of the most dedicated and famous bryologists, and she helped establish the New York Botanical Garden. Today’s Unearthed Words feature wonderful thoughts on the gardener's favorite winter reading material - seed catalogs. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book that helps us Garden through the back half of our lives...
Today we celebrate the ending of the 1675 coffee shop ban in England and the birthday of a man who devised his own theory of evolution independently of Charles Darwin. We'll learn about one of the fiercest Dutch conservationists and the nurseryman who created the world’s most excellent arboretum...
Today we celebrate the wealthy Dutch banker who bought enough plants to fill a book for a young Carl Linnaeus and a royal gardener who is an ancestor of Princess Diana. We'll learn about the man who started the first seed company in America and the German botanist buried in the Botanical Garden he curated during his lifetime.
Today we celebrate the Scottish naturalist who walked 838 miles to London and the birthday of a man who learned a great deal from growing peas. We'll learn about one of the most prolific plant collectors of Western Australia flora, and we’ll celebrate what would have been the 75th birthday of a towering figure in the world of subtropical botany. Today’s Unearthed Words feature thoughts on the new year from a variety of writers...
Today we celebrate the one of the 19th century’s top orchidologist & the birthday of a man who used his wealth to purchase an American garden treasure. We'll learn about one of the most prolific female plant collectors & the florist who shocked London with her floral displays. Today’s Unearthed Words feature a beloved American poet celebrating her 93rd birthday. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book that helps us grow edibles indoors, and much more...