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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 24, 2020 Ruskin Elwood by Fieldwork, Feeding the Birds in Winter, Peter Collinson, Ferdinand Cohn, Wardian Cases, Edith Wharton, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Lab Girl by Hope Jahren, Wireless Earbuds, and Ben Lampman’s Ode to Skunk Cabbage | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 25:28

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.

 January 23, 2020 Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show, How To Grow Microgreens, John Drayton, Edouard Manet, Agoston Haraszthy, Pierre Joseph Lenne, Al Schneider, Peggy Lyon, January by John Updike, The Cabaret of Plants by Richard Mabey, Owl Planters, and Eli | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 22:49

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.

 January 22, 2020 The Wardian Case, Winter Garden Design Tips, Francis Bacon, Heinrich Muhlenberg, Caspar Wistar, The 1985 Cold Snap, Lessons From Winter In Poetry And Prose, By Pen & By Spade By David Wheeler, Esschert Garden Tool Belt, and Ellsworth | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:44

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.

 January 21, 2020 The Winter Greenhouse, Ten Unusual Veggies to Grow, John Frémont, Robert Thornton, Dame Helen Gwynne-Vaughan, National Squirrel Appreciation Day, Snow Riddle, The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh, Plastic Saucers, and Erwin Fri | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:10

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)

 January 17, 2020 The Conifer Comeback, Best Plants to Paint for Beginners, Leonhart Fuchs, Gaspard Bauhin, John Ray, Peter Henderson, The Herb Lover's Spa Book by Sue Goetz, Hanging Glass Wall Planters, and David Wheeler’s Hortus | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 23:33

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.”

 January 16, 2020 Planting Hope, Marks Hall Arboretum, Antonio José Cavanilles, Wine Bricks, Carole Lombard, Louisa Yeomans King, January Poems, Murder Most Florid by Mark Spencer, Tree Branch Hooks, and Lengthening Days by Vita Sackville-West | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:01

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.

 January 15, 2020 Scent in the Winter Garden, Top British Garden Shows, William Starling Sullivant, Nathaniel Lord Britton, Frances Benjamin Johnston, Sarah Plummer lemon, Cultivating Delight by Diane Ackerman, Buffalo Plaid Garden Apron, and The British M | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:40

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.

 January 14, 2020 Wes Shaw of Horniman Gardens, Richard Wilford on Alpines, Adolphe-Théodore Brongniart, Pierre-Joseph Redouté, Henri Fantin-Latour, Walter Hood Fitch, A Garden of Marvels by Ruth Kassinger, 3-Vase Propagation Station, and January’s bir | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:01

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.

 January 13, 2020 Rare Apples with William Mullan, Cornell College Trees, Maria Sibylla Merian, Nicolaus Thomas Host, Joseph Rock, Plough Monday, Hannah Rebecca Hudson, Creating Sanctuary by Jessi Bloom, Bamboo Saucers, and Air-Layering a Rubber Plant | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 23:22

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...

 January 10, 2020 Charlotte Moss Winter Garden, Elm Tree Comeback, Nicholas Culpeper, Indian Tea, Henry Winthrop Sargent, Dame Barbara Hepworth, Henry David Thoreau, Emily Dickinson's Gardens by Marta McDowell, Back to the Roots Organic Mushroom Kit, and t | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:11

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.

 January 9, 2020 Japan's Winter Peonies, Andre Baranowski's Garden Wild, Catherine Parr Traill, Elizabeth Gertrude Knight Britton, Beatrix Farrand, Marvin Gaye, Seed Catalog Poetry, The Lifelong Gardener by Toni Gattone, Jute Rope Plant Basket, and Silver | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 19:40

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...

 January 8, 2020 Dogwood Days, 5 Flower Trends for 2020, Coffee House Ban, Alfred Wallace, Jac P. Thijsse, Harold Hillier, January One-Liners, Houseplants by Lisa Steinkopf, Coloring Fibonacci, and Walter Tennyson Swingle | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 20:48

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...

 January 7, 2020 Blue in the Garden for 2020, Paris in Bloom, George Clifford III, Mary Somerset, David Landreth, Ignatz Urban, January Rhymes, The Essential Earthman by Henry Clay Mitchell, S-Hooks, and Eliza Amy Hodgson | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 18:40

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.  

 January 6, 2020 Small Gardens, Julio Betancur, William MacGillivray, Gregor Mendel, Charles Gardner, Alwyn Howard Gentry, January Prose, A Garden Miscellany by Suzanne Staubach, Plant Clips, and Syd Barrett of Pink Floyd | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 21:36

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...

 January 3, 2020 Bulbophyllum phalaenopsis, How to Grow Amaryllis, Heinrich Reichenbach, Augustus Van Wickle, Mary Strong Clemens, Constance Spry, Deep Space Nine, Joan Walsh Anglund, Indoor Kitchen Gardening by Elizabeth Millard, Duck Cottage Weathervane, | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 21:29

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...


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