The Daily Gardener

By Jennifer Ebeling

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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    February 24, 2021 The World's Largest Honey Bee, Steve Jobs, the Indiana State Flower, February Chores, English Gardens by Kathryn Bradley-Hole, and an Appeal to Plant More Dogwood in Virginia from 1957
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    February 23, 2021 The Father of the RBGE Archives, Agnes Arber, Marion Delf-Smith, English Cottage Gardening by Margaret Hensel, and the Very Best Flowers for Drying
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    February 22, 2021 How to Create an Artistic Garden, Enda St. Vincent Millay, Charles Walker Cathcart, A Child Sees Winter Aconite for the First Time, Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine by Andrew Chevallier, and the Botanist Called the Vulture
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    February 19, 2021 A Wild Spring Plant Display, The Orchid Thief, Charles Swingle, Growing Algerian Iris, Embroidered Ground by Page Dickey, and Strange Embroidery with Botanist Eliza Brightwen
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    February 18, 2021 The Little Fern That Could, Antoine Nicolas Duchesne, Snowy Owls, Showy Lady's-Slipper, Ellis Rowan by Kate Collins, and the New Rare-Plant House at the Fairchild Tropical Garden
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    February 17, 2021 Stickiness as a Plant Weapon, Rudolph Jacob Camerarius, Reginald Farrer, The Over-Nurturer Gardening Style, Earth Moved by Amy Stewart, and the Birth Flowers of February
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    February 16, 2021 Plant Selfishness, Townshend Stithe Brandegee, the New Jersey State Flower, Duck Hill Journal by Page Dickey, and the Remarkable Josephine S. Margetts
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    February 15, 2021 Pioneer Trees for the Forest Garden, Archibald Menzies, Ernest Henry Wilson, The Gardener-Botanists of the 1927 South Africa Expedition, Dried Flowers by Morgane Illes, and Garden Design Tips from David Stevens
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    February 12, 2021 Organizing the Garden Shed, Jan Swammerdam, George Jackman, Walking Through the Garden at Night, Desert Gardens of Steve Martino by Caren Yglesias, and Celebrating William Mason
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    February 11, 2021 Gardening for Health, Margaret Cavendish Bentinck, Should Botany Be Taught In Schools, Saving the Sakura, Darwin's Most Wonderful Plants by Ken Thompson, and Garden-Inspired Verses About Love
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    February 10, 2021 New Owners at Barton Springs Nursery, Benjamin Smith Barton, Winifred Mary Letts, A Sense of the Soil, Cottage Gardens by Claire Masset, and Remembering Laura Ingalls Wilder the Naturalist
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    February 9, 2021 The Dependable Jade Plant, Henry Arthur Bright, William Griffith, Bark and pH, Cooking with Flowers by Miche Bacher, and Winter Garden Chores from 1889
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    February 8, 2021 The Gardening Doctor, John Ruskin, Henry Walter Bates, Winter Gardening Attire, Concrete Garden Projects by Camilla Arvidsson and Malin Nilsson and Jane Austen's 1807 Letter to Her Sister Cassandra
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    February 5, 2021 Carnation History, John Lindley, Karl Theodor Hartweg, Botanists Getting Home Alive, Cadwallader Colden by Seymour Schwartz, and Celebrating Friedrich Welwitsch
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    February 4, 2021 Starting Seeds for the First Time, Henri Dutrochet, Ruth Havey, A Winter Larder, Bunny Mellon Garden Journal by Linda Holden, and the Secret Value of Weedy Plants
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    February 3, 2021 Jellicoe's Shute House Masterpiece, Carl Ludwig Blume, the Huckleberry, White Snakeroot, Both by Douglas Crase, and Celebrating Sidney Lanier
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    February 2, 2021 Ideas For Your Garden, The Nature Principle at Home, How to Propagate 375 Plants by Richard Rosenfeld, and February's Snowdrop Fairy
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    February 1, 2021 Why Deadwood Should Be Removed, Langston Hughes, Ben Hur Lampman, How to Start a Garden, Botanicum by Kathy Willis, and the Language of Trees
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    January 29, 2021 Eight Steps to Create a Stunning Winter Garden, Olga Owens Huckins, Larry McGraw, How Often Should You Prune Your Willows, Botanicals: 100 Postcards, and a Winter Joy: Scented Houseplants
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    January 28, 2021 New Year Plant Hunt 2021, Peter Collinson, Paul Ecke, Thoughts on Spleenwort by Susan Wittig Albert, Botanical Style by Selina Lake, and the Best Job Ever: Creating Herb Gardens
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    January 27, 2021 Predicting the New Year's 2021 Garden Trends, Lewis Carroll, Terramycin, Skunk Cabbage, Botanical Baking by Juliet Sear, and the Surprise in a Botanist’s Garden: Running Buffalo Clover
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    January 26, 2021 Five Secrets of Front-Yard Landscaping, Nikolai Vavilov, Eloise Ray, Katharine White on Bulbs in Pots, The Joy of Botanical Drawing by Wendy Hollender, and National Seed Swap Day the Pandemic Way
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    January 25, 2021 How to Grow Chillies, Robert Burns, the Star of Bethlehem Orchid, the Vegetable History of Neeps and Tatties, Botanica Magnifica by Jonathan Singer, and the Garden’s Three R’s of Renovation
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    January 22, 2021 Lessons from Festival Beach Food Forest, Ellsworth Jerome Hill, the Douglas-Fir, Boris Levinson on Turning to Nature, Betty Crocker's Kitchen Gardens by Mary Mason Campbell, and Rudyard Kipling’s Letters About His Street Trees
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    January 21, 2021 Hillside Landscaping Ideas, Erwin Frink Smith, Rae Selling Berry, Rosemary Verey’s Thoughts on Patterns, American Grown by Michelle Obama, and Going Nuts on National Squirrel Appreciation Day
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    January 20, 2021 January Garden Chores, Henry Danvers, Carl Linnaeus the Younger, Elizabeth Lawrence on Dogwoods and Spider Lilies, All Along You Were Blooming by Morgan Harper Nichols, and the first female botanist in America: Jane Colden
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    January 19, 2021 Three Gorgeous Ways to Group Containers, Alice Eastwood, Carlotta Case Hall, The Magic of Light, Windcliff by Daniel J. Hinkley, and the Soapy State Flower of New Mexico: the Yucca
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    January 18, 2021 Say No Thanks to Garden Shortcuts, Alan Alexander Milne, Rudyard Kipling, Thoughts on Thistles, A Year at Kew by Rupert Smith, and the Maple on the Canadian Dollar Bill
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    January 15, 2021 How to Grow and Care for Spirea Shrubs, the British Museum, Richard Buxton, Identifying Wildlife in the Winter Garden, A Year at Brandywine Cottage by David Culp, and The Garden of a Commuters Wife: Mabel Osgood Wright
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    January 14, 2021 The Transformation of a Yorkshire Garden, Pierre-Joseph Redouté, Marie-Anne Libert, Appreciating the Dandelion, A Taste for Nightshade by Martine Bailey and the Louisiana Garden Expert: Joe White
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    January 13, 2021 Gardening Trends for 2021, John Gilbert Baker, Joseph Francis Rock, Holly, and Ivy with Beth Chatto, A Small Porch by Wendell Berry, and Helen Morgenthau Fox on Garden Cinderellas
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    January 12, 2021 The Perfect Cup of Herbal Tea, Jean Jules Linden, Edred John Henry Corner, Linneas’s Stark Funeral Instructions, A Rum Affair by Karl Sabbagh, and James Henry Salisbury’s War on Fruit and Vegetables
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    January 11, 2021 Regenerative Grower New Year’s Resolutions, William Curtis, Plough Monday, Rosemary Verey’s Wintersweet, A Place to Call Home by James Farmer, and the Persistent Peter Forsskål
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    January 8, 2021 The Three Friends of Winter, Eliza Ridgely, Walter Tennyson Swingle, Dig For Victory January Advice, A Place For Us by Harriet Evans, and Herb Wagner of Wagner Tree Fame
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    January 7, 2021 Beautiful Bark on Deciduous Trees, Louise Imogen Guiney, Vivi Laurent-Täckholm, Enticing Plant Descriptions in Garden Catalogs, A Passion for Detail by Charlotte Moss, and Frank Lebby Stanton on Rosy Living
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    January 6, 2021 The Best Indoor Plants, Kaspar von Sternberg, Syd Barrett, Growing Poisonous Plants, A Nature Poem for Every Night of the Year by Jane Hunter, and Lee Reich’s Tree ID Secrets
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    January 5, 2021 How to Make a White Berry Wreath, the Glastonbury Thorn, Robert More, Henry Arthur Bright, Hyacinth Vases, A Nature Poem for Every Day of the Year by Jane Hunter, and How to Wassail Apple Trees
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    January 4, 2021 Invasive Garlic Mustard, Stephen Hales, Johanna Weterdijk, Eleanor Perenyi, Winter Garden Thoughts, A Life in Shadow by Stephen Bell, and Garden Trivia for National Trivia Day
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    December 24, 2020 Brooklyn Botanic Garden in 1918, Robert Dick, President Benjamin Harrison, Frances Garnet Wolseley, Helen Bayley Davis, Garde Manger by The Culinary Institute of America (CIA), and The Gardener’s Night Before Christmas
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    December 23, 2020 Six Great Perennials for Design, John Jay, Francis Masson, Ann Batten Cristall, The Grow Your Own Food Handbook by Monte Burch, and Mystical Mistletoe Is Historical Sprig
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    December 22, 2020 Tree Ferns, David Hosack, George Eliot, William B. Arnett, David Mas Masumoto, The Four Season Farm Gardener's Cookbook by Barbara Damrosch and Eliot Coleman and Lady Bird Johnson
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    December 21, 2020 Six Healthy Winter Vegetables to Grow, Robert Brown, Rosemary Verey, Mistletoe, Growing Winter Weeds with Susan Tyler Hitchcock, The Gardens of Luciano Giubbilei by Andrew Wilson, and Lucien Daniel’s 1917 Watering Tip
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    December 18, 2020 The Best Stunning Winter Bark, Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, Lady Cromer, David Austin, a 700-year-old Christmas tree, Rachel Peden, Edible Landscaping with a Permaculture Twist by Michael Judd, and the story of the Tom Cox Arboretum
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    December 17, 2020 Five Low-Maintenance Annuals, Ludwig Van Beethoven, Charles Morren, Rachel Peden, Jean Hersey, The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh and Shooting Down Mistletoe
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    December 16, 2020 Madagascar Vanilla, Marshall Pinckney Wilder, Albert Spear Hitchcock, David Hall, Hal Borland, The Catskills Farm to Table Cookbook by Courtney Wade and a Plant Called Higgenses
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    December 15, 2020 How Front Gardens Boost Wellbeing, Margaret Cavendish, Joyce Winifred Vickery, The National Herb Garden, Donald Culross Peattie, Farming the Woods by Ken Mudge and Steve Gabriel, and Fenway Park Boston Ivy
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    December 14, 2020 New Apple Variety in Wiltshire, John Claudius Loudon, Richard Hale Goodwin, John Bannister Tabb, Alchemy of Herbs by Rosalee De La Foret and the State Flower of Alabama
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    December 11, 2020 Brazil's Deforestation Surges, Jacob Schneck, Henry David Thoreau, Victor Lemoine, Edgar Albert Guest, Growing Perennial Foods by Acadia Tucker, and Fiorello LaGuardia
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    December 10, 2020 The Conference Pear, Emily Dickenson, the 1909 Cherry Tree gift from Japan, Joseph Dalton Hooker, Carolyn Kizer, Growing Beautiful Food by Matthew Benson and Henry Nicholas Ridley
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    December 9, 2020 Kenya’s Giant Fig Tree, Henry David Thoreau, Lorraine Collett, Peter Smithers, John Milton, The History of Landscape Design in 100 Gardens by Linda Chisholm and Peyton Zieger’s Sweet Potato Party

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