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The Daily Gardener

Summary: The Daily Gardener is a podcast about Garden History and Literature. The podcast celebrates the garden in an "on this day" format and every episode features a Garden Book. Episodes are released M-F.

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 April 15, 2019 The Garden as a World Unto Itself, William Kent, Allan Cunningham, George Harrison Shull, Francis Hallé, Alexander Garden, Francis Quarles, The Atlas of Poetic Botany, The Garden Budget, and Sphagnum Moss | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 09:39

William Kent wrote:   "A garden is to be a world unto itself,  it had better make room  for the darker shades of feeling  as well as the sunny ones.”   I’ve usually think about my garden as my happy place.   It’s a natural mood changer for me.   But I remember one time when I was out in the garden with feelings of a definite darker shade.   I was very pregnant with John and I was wearing a hideous, striped, maternity tank top.   It was super hot out and I looked like an absolu

 April 12, 2019 Plant Tags, Licorice, Zina Pitcher, John J. Audobon, Thomas Nuttal, William Kent, Dr. Edward G. Voss, and Peter White | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 09:57

I was looking at the cute brass plant labelson the Target website the other day - I was trying to find the link to that adorable garden tote I was telling you about and I thought about the evolution of a gardener when it comes to using plant tags.   First you start out needing the labels - is that dill? What does basil look like again?   Then you label only the newcomers or the look alike  parsley or cilantro - who can tell without smell...

 April 11, 2019 Yearlong Care of the Garden, Luther Burbank, Yogi Yogananda, Elsie Elizabeth Esterhuysen, John Paulus Lotsy, Ogden Nash, Barbara Kingsolver, Mary Treat, A New Garden Tote, and the Clark Botanic Garden | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 09:56

How much do you care for your garden?   Does your time and attention stay pretty constant throughout the season?   If not, why not?   What would your garden look like in August if you loved it then as much as you do now?   What do you need to do to sustain a high level of care for your garden all season long? Fewer tomato or pepper plants? More raised beds? Getting regular garden time committed on the calendar? Removing high maintenance plants?

 April 10, 2018 Mary Hiester Reid, George Reid, Onteora, Duncan Sutherland Macorquodale, Mary Reynolds, Pruning Grapevines, and the First Arbor Day | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 08:53

Just when you thought you had winter beat… You thought wrong.   Surprise.   Unpredictable weather. Dicey temperatures. Gardeners need resilience.  If Spring’s arrival is dashing your hope,  start to look for the survivors in your garden. In your neighborhood. In your city.  On your social media feed. Every Spring - no matter the conditions, there are successes...

 April 9, 2019 Phebe Lankester, James Sowerby, Joseph Trimble Rothrock, Asa Gray, Louis Agassiz, Gardeners Question Time, Charles Baudelaire, Katie Daisy, the Toronto Archives, and Joseph Sauriol | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 09:57

Today’s thought is exactly that: How we think when we garden. Emerson wrote: “Blame me not, laborious band, For the idle flowers I brought; Every aster in my hand Comes back laden with a thought.” How wonderful our gardens are for thinking. Creatively. Therapeutically. Soulfully...

 April 8, 2019 John Claudius Loudon, Mary Pickford, Katie Melua, Hugo von Mohl, William Watson, Jackie Bennett, and the Duke of Wellington | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 09:56

Have you given much thought to the layout or shape of your garden beds? Do they follow the natural lines and slopes of the landscape? Are they geometric? (Long beds with corners?) Maybe you’ve tried a circle garden. If you’re just beginning - border beds - beds anchored by a backdrop (like a house or a fence) are the easiest to plan and execute. Often overlooked, one thing to consider in border beds is to add some stepping stones or even a small path along the back to provide access points that mak

 April 5, 2019 Garden Dreams, Birkenhead Park, Lord Viscount Morpeth, Matthias Schleiden, Algernon Swinburne, Joseph Paxton, Garden Picture Day, Edward Kemp | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 08:45

It’s decision time in the garden. What will your projects be this year? Often, we have no idea if our dreams for our gardens will come true. Gardeners may dream bigger dreams than emperors, but we can often get stuck, too.

 April 4, 2019 Garden Geography, Alphonse Pyramus de Candolle, Alois Ludwig, the Nova Scotia Mayflower, John Greenleaf Whittier, Diana Donald, Spring Bulbs, Joseph Sauriol | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 09:54

Have you started to think about your garden in geographical terms? Aside from the zone you are gardening in, what are the micro-climates in your garden? What is the composition of your soil? Get to know your garden’s topography and micro-climates; then situate (or relocate) plants accordingly. The more you know, the better your plants will grow.

 April 3, 2019 Garden Moods, John Burroughs, Kate Brandegee, Rebecca Salsbury Palfrey Utter, William Glassley, Magnifying Glass, Trilliums, Wake-Robin | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 08:33

Think about your own landscape. If it is an outlying part of yourself, what does is reflect about your mood and feelings? Where are you at today? Where do you want to be this season? We are not static. As my youngest son said to me the first time he ate spaghetti sauce on his noodles, “People can change, Mom.” We are not static… and our gardens aren’t either.

 April 2, 2019 Upah Gurus in the Garden, Maria Sibylla Merian, Juan Ponce de Leon, American Farmer, Job Baster, Allison Funk, Irrigation System Start Up | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 09:24

What are you curious about in your garden? What are you hoping to learn this season? You might be signed up for something you didn’t plan to learn. Our gardens, are classrooms. And those classrooms are filled with many teachers or Upah Gurus. Upah Guru is the Hindu word for the teacher next to you at any moment.

 April 1, 2019 A Brand New Gardening Podcast, Nathaniel Ward, Southwood Smith, Louis MacNeice, Peter Cundall, and Tovah Martin | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 10:01

It's the 1st of April - April Fools Day! April is derived from the word aperit- which means to open. Yet, every Prince fan, or northern gardener, knows that, sometimes it snows in April. So, April flowers should take heed; open at your own risk.

 The Daily Gardener Podcast Trailer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 07:49

The Daily Gardener is a short format weekday show (M-F) - weekends are for rest, family, fun, & gardening! The format for the show begins with a brief monologue followed by brevities: #OTD commemorating people & events in horticulture #Readings of poems, quotes, journal entries etc. #GardenBook recommendations to help you and your garden library grow #ToDo A Daily Garden Chore; improve your garden one actionable tip at a time #SomethingSweet; adding more joy to the pursuit of gardening


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