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Ringer FC
Lyon's Champions League, Plus Flowers for Brighton and Brentford | Wrighty's House

Ringer FC

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 54:53


Ian is joined by Carl Anka and Mayowa Quadri to chat about Lyon's win over Barcelona in the Women's Champions League final (4:18). Next up, it's on to the Premier League (19:11), including Leeds and Burnley's final-day fight to avoid relegation (25:42), plus some Arsenal chat (32:27), and love for Brighton (36:39) and Brentford (48:22). Host: Ian Wright Guests: Carl Anka and Mayowa Quadri Producers: Ryan Hunn and Roscoe Bowman Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Greatest Day Podcast
#297: Be More Like The Flowers

Greatest Day Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 8:00


'A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it. It just blooms.' You were sent to earth for your uniqueness, don't waste your time becoming someone else. As my son Miles says, “BE YOU!” The 'Greatest Day' mindset is a lifestyle; a way of living every moment of every day with a positive attitude. It is choosing to be happy and live life with energy no matter your circumstances. Today truly is the only day you have to live, shape, and create who you want to become so choose to MAKE TODAY THE GREATEST DAY OF YOUR LIFE! More about Craig: Instagram: @greatestdaymindset Email: greatestdaymindset@gmail.com Website: http://greatestdaymindset.com/ FOCUS: A Guided Journal to Create Lasting Change in Your Life. https://www.greatestdaymindset.com/product-page/focus If you like the show please take a screen shot and share it with your friends and tag @greatestdaymindset. If you would like notifications of new episodes and stay up to date with the show SUBSCRIBE and provide a rating and some feedback, as it helps the show get more recognition and found more easily. Thanks for the ongoing support!

Thrive Podcast #forflorists
Money Management for Florists: 3 Ways to Calculate a Minimum in Your Flower Business

Thrive Podcast #forflorists

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 46:54


Struggling to balance creativity and business? Kathleen is here to help.In this weekly podcast, Kathleen shares her practical, no-nonsense business advice for floral designers, florists, and flower farmers. So they can level up their thinking, master their marketing + make more money.It's time to bust through the secrecy and find out what really matters when it comes to building a flower business.Whether you're brand new to the industry or a seasoned vet, the skills Kathleen teaches in this podcast are invaluable to every florist! Not a floral designer but still looking for useful insights as a creative business owner and entrepreneur? You're in the right place. If you're a photographer, cake maker, interior designer, graphic designer, stylist, or someone in between, this podcast is for you too!GET MORE GOOD STUFFNeed help with your flower business? Come join us inside Flower Boss Bootcamp – http://flowerbossbootcamp.com/Looking for 1:1 Business Coaching as a creative business owner? Apply to work with Kathleen today – Click hereFOLLOW US ON SOCIALSWebsite https://littlebirdbloom.com/Instagram https://www.instagram.com/littlebirdbloom/Youtube youtube.com/littlebirdbloomFREE COURSEGrab our free course #ForFlorists – 3 Secrets to Making More Money in Your Flower Business – http://forflorists.com/freecourse

Jerry Flowers Podcast
It Had To Happen | Destiny Decisions | Part 9 | Jerry Flowers

Jerry Flowers Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 59:33


It Had To Happen | Destiny Decisions | Part 9 | Jerry Flowers by Jerry Flowers Ministries

Farming Today
23/05/22 - Ukrainian Farmers, Community Supported Agriculture, Hothouse flowers

Farming Today

Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 11:24


Ukrainian farmers are demanding that borders re-open so they can get their crops out of the country. It's estimated that 24 million tonnes of wheat and maize are stuck there as Russia continues to blockade Black Sea ports. Instead, farmers are heading to the land borders – and can face a week-long wait to get through. With harvest now looming they say this can't go on. Last week the UN highlighted the impact the war is having on global food supplies, warning that some countries could face long-term famines if Ukraine's exports are not restored to pre-war levels. Charlotte Smith catches up with one farmer who says the situation can't go on. As many people face a struggle to put food on their plates as the cost of living rises, community supported agriculture is being heralded as a way to bring farmers and consumers together, to share both the risks and the rewards of growing food. Although fairly well-established across Britain, the movement is in the early stages in Northern Ireland. We visit an open day designed encourage others to find out more about this model of farming. The British horticulture market is worth £2.2 billion a year according to the Flowers and Plants Association, and UK grown flowers are growing in popularity. This week Farming Today will be hearing from the people who help make gardens beautiful. One of the big challenges is competing with Dutch growers, who have dominated this market for decades. Presented by Charlotte Smith and produced by Sally Challoner.

MōKuest Studios
Ep. 91: The Lawnmower Man (Virtual Gods of Dial-Up)

MōKuest Studios

Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2022 56:35


Pierce Brosnan stars in this sorta Stephen King adaptation, but not really, science fiction Flowers for Charlie. Can you take a slow-witted child-man and use virtual reality, and drugs, to make him into a god? Check out our Linktree below for more content and merch! https://linktr.ee/MokuestStudios

CineKuest Video – MōKuest Studios
Ep. 91: The Lawnmower Man: Virtual Gods of Dial-Up

CineKuest Video – MōKuest Studios

Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2022 57:11


Pierce Brosnan stars in this sorta Stephen King adaptation, but not really, science fiction Flowers for Charlie. Can you take a slow witted child man and use virtual reality, and drugs, to make him into a god? Check out our Linktree below for more content and merch! https://linktr.ee/MokuestStudios --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/cinekuest-video/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/cinekuest-video/support

Rosie on the House
5/21/22 - OUTDOOR LIVING HOUR! Warm Season Flowers, Lawns, Weeds And Artificial Turf!

Rosie on the House

Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2022 38:24


You can have color in the summer with warm season flowers.  Jay Harper discusses what to plant.  Ray Lopez of Scottsdale Weed Control and Liberty Greens (artificial turf) talks about the attention to detail in purchasing and installing artificial turf.  Plus 17 year old Luke Lopez discusses getting into the business while finishing high school. LIVE FROM SANDERSON FORD!

KSL Greenhouse
Repairing The Lawn

KSL Greenhouse

Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2022 14:10


Barbara has had a problem with bind weed for the last few years. It's gotten so bad that it's taken over her lawn. She is reaching out to Taun for help. Ann thinks she has crab grass and is thinking about putting down red thyme grass.   Welcome to The KSL Greenhouse Show! Hosts Maria Shilaos and Taun Beddes tackle your gardening questions, talk plants, and offer tips for an amazing yard. Listen Saturdays 8am to 11am at 1160 AM & 102.7 FM, kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL Newsradio App. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram at @kslgreenhouse. #KSLGreenhouse  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

KSL Greenhouse
Keeping Moisture In Your Lawn

KSL Greenhouse

Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2022 20:32


This Week's Water Wise segment features some products you can use to keep the moisture in your grass. Mark with the Utah Iris Society calls in. Dave and Taun go into types of iris'. Dave has three maple trees. One of them hasn't had the leaves bloom. He thinks it's dead. Is it?   Welcome to The KSL Greenhouse Show! Hosts Maria Shilaos and Taun Beddes tackle your gardening questions, talk plants, and offer tips for an amazing yard. Listen Saturdays 8am to 11am at 1160 A M & 102.7 FM, kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL Newsradio App. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram at @kslgreenhouse. #KSLGreenhouse  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

KSL Greenhouse
Squash Bugs

KSL Greenhouse

Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2022 16:56


Scott wants to know how to get rid of and prevent squash bugs. Taun takes a break while Dave shares his expertise with these pesky critters. Suzanne has a flower bed that has weeds that look like onions she wants to get rid of. Taun goes through some types of weeds she could be dealing with. Darren want to get honey berries and wants a second opinion on early and later blooming varieties.   Welcome to The KSL Greenhouse Show! Hosts Maria Shilaos and Taun Beddes tackle your gardening questions, talk plants, and offer tips for an amazing yard. Listen Saturdays 8am to 11am at 1160 AM & 102.7 FM, kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL Newsradio App. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram at @kslgreenhouse. #KSLGreenhouse  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

KSL Greenhouse
What Are My Options?

KSL Greenhouse

Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2022 18:45


Taun starts off the hour talking about a myth of a certain soil amendment. He goes into the best ways to compost your soil and get the most out of it. Jamie has taken out plants that were taking up too much space. She's looking for other planting options. DJ has an apple tree that has leaves with a white powder on them. Dig Around Town  Welcome to The KSL Greenhouse Show! Hosts Maria Shilaos and Taun Beddes tackle your gardening questions, talk plants, and offer tips for an amazing yard. Listen Saturdays 8am to 11am at 1160 AM & 102.7 FM, kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL Newsradio App. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram at @kslgreenhouse. #KSLGreenhouse  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

KSL Greenhouse
My Tomatoes Are Cracking

KSL Greenhouse

Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2022 15:54


A texter has a large “trash tree” that they need to get rid of and they are looking for the best way to do so. Bruce has tomatoes that are splitting. Taun goes into detail on why this happens and how to care for cracked tomatoes. Jack has box shrubs that have been struggling the last couple of years. He's looking for a better way to take care of them.  Welcome to The KSL Greenhouse Show! Hosts Maria Shilaos and Taun Beddes tackle your gardening questions, talk plants, and offer tips for an amazing yard. Listen Saturdays 8am to 11am at 1160 AM & 102.7 FM, kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL Newsradio App. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram at @kslgreenhouse. #KSLGreenhouse  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

KSL Greenhouse
Celebrity Tomatoes

KSL Greenhouse

Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2022 19:20


Dave Mecham sits in for Maria this week with Taun. In honor of Dave filling in this week the Plant of the Week is Celebrity Tomato. This type of tomato is the jack of all trades when it comes to tomatoes. From salads to sandwiches and everything else in between Celebrity Tomatoes got you covered. This is also a great tomato to grow if you live in a condo or apartment.     Welcome to The KSL Greenhouse Show! Hosts Maria Shilaos and Taun Beddes tackle your gardening questions, talk plants, and offer tips for an amazing yard. Listen Saturdays 8am to 11am at 1160 AM & 102.7 FM, kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL Newsradio App. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram at @kslgreenhouse. #KSLGreenhouse  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Field & Garden
#139: The Urban Micro-Farm with Dee of Mermaid City Flowers

Field & Garden

Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2022 38:07


I first “met” Dee Hall in the pages of the home and garden section of my local newspaper. It was a pleasure connecting with her and hearing about her urban micro-farm called Mermaid City Flowers, located just across the bay from me down in Norfolk, Virginia. In this interview, Dee describes how she came to be a specialty cut-flower farmer, her current business model, and what she sees for the future of her business. We talk about her feature in the book Black Flora, and her involvement in a new group called the Tidewater Flower Collective. I'm so excited for Dee and all that is yet to come for her! Links & Mentions: Mermaid City Flowers: Website Facebook Instagram Slow Flowers Society Book: Black Flora Tidewater Flower Collective: Facebook Instagram On-Demand Course: Collectives 101 Rooted Farmers The Field and Garden Podcast is produced by Lisa Mason Ziegler, award-wining author of Vegetables Love Flowers and Cool Flowers, owner of The Gardener's Workshop, Flower Farming School Online, and the publisher of Farmer-Florist School Online and Florist School Online. Watch Lisa's Story and connect with Lisa on social!

How To Love Lit Podcast
Kate Chopin - The Awakening - Episode 4 - Symbolism, Romanticism, Nihilism And A Dissonant Ending!

How To Love Lit Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2022 59:04


Kate Chopin - The Awakening - Episode 4 - Symbolism, Romanticism, Nihilism And A Dissonant Ending!   Hi, I'm Christy Shriver. We're here to discuss books that have changed the world and have changed us.    I'm Garry Shriver, and this is the How to Love Lit Podcast.  This is our final episode in our four-part series of Kate Chopin's masterpiece The Awakening.  There is a lot layered in such a short book.  In episode 1, we discuss Chopin's life, we introduce the concept of “local color” and we arrive on the colorful shores of a summer resort village in Grand Isle, Louisiana.  Episode 2 we spend time on Grand Isle.  We meet Edna, Adele, Mr. Pontellier, Robert Lebrun and Madame Reisz.  We watch Edna awaken to an inner awareness she had never understood before, and we see this awakening occur through a physical sensuality she has never experienced before.  She learns to swim.  Edna Pontellier leaves Grand Isle a very different person than how she arrived at the beginning of her summer. Episode  3 we start with chapter 18 as Edna arrives back home in New Orleans.  Nothing would be the same.  She cannot  conform to the roles she has previously played.  She does not fit into the culture; she doesn't want to anymore.  She abandons almost all that she had previously identified with and experiments with different lifestyles: the arts, the horse races, men, ultimately she decides to leave the ritzy Esplanade street and take up residence in what she calls her Pigeon House just around the corner.  Today, we begin with chapter 26 and we follow Edna's progression through the end of the book.       Stylistically Chopin wrote what we call a realistic novel. The story, the settings, the characters truthfully represent the real world.  Grand Isle really exists and the resort there existed in the way she described it.  The same is true for Esplanade Street.  The details are accurate as Chopin represents the reality the great city of New Orleans at the turn of the century.  The French language, the customs, the way people behave, the races, the music, even the Song, “Ah, si tu savais”…is a real song. All of these things reflect reality.   However, as we get farther to the end of the novel, and as the reader gets more submerged into Edna's perspective, things get more and more romanticized.  Objects that seemed liked just objects at the beginning are now understood to be metaphorical and are symbolic.  We notice that objects are repeating and evolving- they are motifs.   In other words, the objects are still what they have always been, but they have taken on to mean MORE than just what they originally meant.  We understand things to be symbols in two ways.  The first way is whey the author spends an inordinate amount of time describing something that maybe isn't THAT important otherwise.  A second way is when we notice something to keep showing up over and over again.  Here's one example  There is music in the beginning.  It's described in detail, but notice just how much music there is in this book.  Notice how much time is devoted to describing it.   There is music in the middle and there is music at the end.  It means something, but of course it's up to us to draw our own conclusions as to what.  The birds work the same way.  There are birds on the first page, they come back in the middle and there is a bird on the last page.  It means something.  Food and meals are often symbolic.  Meals are archetypal symbols for fellowship.   Chopin use meals as a way to sort track what's going on with Edna and her relationships throughout the story.  Following the symbols helps us understand the universality of the story.  The biggest symbol is the sea, and by the end of the book it takes on mythic proportions.  The sea, as we pointed out in the beginning is personified.  It's alive.  But by the end, if we look carefully, we see in the description that the ocean is described as a serpent- uh ohh.  That's a Biblical symbol- but even in the Bible a serpent is not just one thing.  But it's not just the Bible that that is alluded here in these ocean references.  Edna as called Venus, and Venus emerges from the sea. What is that about? Although everything is still realistic- there are no superheroes or magic or pirates or fairies of any kind, there symbols somehow feel allegorical; is Edna even a real person or is she a type?  I know that's a little hyperbolic, but not by much.  Today as we end our discussion, I'd like to see this book as indeed political; there certainly is that side of it, but that is just the surface.  It goes beyond that to ask questions that are personal.  But before we can do that, we must first address the political.  Chopin was, by her very essence, a woman in the vein of what Europeans of her day called the “New Women” of the fin de siècle.    Garry, Chopin, was a well-read French speaker and reader very attune to the political, social and literary movements of her day, but we are not- although I will say, I've learned a lot about new women by watching them evolve in Downton Abbey, but what is a “new woman” and what does the term “fim de siècle” mean beyond the obvious translation of end of the century.    The term “New Woman” was actually an invention of the British media- it's not an American thing- and you're right, it's showcased in a lot of period pieces.  Here's one tell, a new woman might be the one riding a bicycle as a display of her independence.    A bicycle.  That's funny.      You'd have been the first to get your hands on one, I'm sure.  Think about it; just being able to wear clothes that would allow you to ride it would be liberating.  Anyway, the term first came out in the The Woman's Herald in August of 1893.  To use the newspaper's words, “woman suddenly appears on the scene of man's activities, as a sort of new creation, and demand a share in the struggles, the responsibilities and the honurs of the world, in which, until now, she has been a cipher.”  This feminist vision, as you can imagine was highly controversial and threatening to the status quo.  Among other things, it involved a new definition of female sexuality.  Some considered this alone to be the beginning of the apocalypse- the world was certainly turning upside down.  The mainstream media portrayed the new woman as a mannish brute towering over men- someone who is extremely hideous and monstrous- something most women obviously would not want to embrace- very propagandic.  Opponents were making caricatures as negative as possible of these “independent women”  wearing masculine clothes and pursuing unwomanly pursuits like sports, politics or higher education.     How dare they?    There was a lot of cigar smoking in these pictures.  These were meant to be negative images; the women would have angry faces, maybe with their hands on their hips scowling at the reader.  But in the feminist media, the new woman was portrayed very differently.  The traits were the exact same but portrayed in a positive way.  The new woman in these publications  was portrayed as a social warrior defending her home, using her political positions, social standings to compliment traditional household duties.  The idea being a new woman didn't neglect her family she was a better provider and defender of self and family because of it.  The main difference between these new visions of a new woman had to do with what you do with motherhood.   Femininist media created images of women incorporating traditionally male domains not necessarily excluding motherhood.   The big political interests that stand out were women's suffrage and property rights. Women were interested in careers outside the home and higher education.   Women's periodicals emerged with pretty large readerships, and not all of these readers were women.  Women were publicly and in writing asking other women to openly express their views on contemporary life- this was new.  The question of the era was “What is the role of the ‘new woman'?” I quote the North America Review here, “the great problem of the age is how to emancipate woman and preserve motherhood.”   In the 1890s, the new woman wanted to be what some called a “respected radical”.      And of course, we don't have to get far into The Awakening to see these political and social concerns embedded in Chopin's work.  She is a voice speaking to this socio-political moment in time, and she's commenting in a serious way on women's struggle to speak- Edna struggles to speak for herself at everyone point in the book.  Interestly enough, Edna didn't have a mother and doesn't know what to do with motherhood.  She had no personal role model.    I noticed that, and it matters psychologically when we watch Edna vacillate at the end of the book.  Chopin created a character of extreme economic privilege for her day, yet still, Edna has terrible trouble articulating even to herself what she feels or what she wants.   The reasons for this are not simply resolved.  Chopin seems to suggest to me that for sure there are political, social and cultural adjustments that must be made giving women more rights, but that's just one part of it.  Chopin illustrates this from the vantage point of a woman.  There must be a redefinition of respectable womanhood that is not so polarizing.  Here there are only two versions of respectable women-  Madame Reisz and the other Adele Ratignole.     By chapter 26 Edna clearly understands she is not one or the other, but there is an inarticulate lostness.  Where does Edna fit in?  She tells Madame Reisz that she's moving out of her home, and for a brief moment you wonder if she's got some sort of radical plan, except she doesn't and her reasons don't even make a lot of sense.  They're emotional. She's literally moving  “just two steps away in a little four-room house around the corner.  It looks so cozy, so inviting a restful, whenever I pass by, and it's for rent.  I'm tired looking after that big house.  It seemed seemed like mine, anyway- like home.  It's too much trouble.  I have to keep too many servants.  I am tired bothering with them.”  She goes on to say when Madame Reisz doesn't buy that explanation, “The house, the money, that provides for it are not mine.  Isn't that enough reason?”    Obviously those are NOT reasons enough- what does she get out of this move? When Madame Reisz asks how her husband reacted to this plan this is her response, “I have not told him.   I only thought of it this morning.”      Very impulsive.    SOO impulsive.  I'm ashamed to say, I know people that do things like this, but this is not my vision of the real pioneers of the women's movement- not today or from the turn of the century- women like Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Isadora Duncan, Clara Burton, Mary Wollstonecraft- they aren't anything like Edna Pontellier.    Well, no they are not, Edna has some deficiencies for sure, and they express themselves in various ways.  One of these is expressed through this confusion of passion with relationship like we see with Robert LeBrun.   She indulges in fantasy which is fun, of course, and the idea of Robert is a wonderful fantasy.    This is something else that frustrates me, personally, with Edna. I keep wanting to say, “snap out of it, child!”  Chopin builds this tension but she never lets Edna snap out of it.  And even though the title of this book is The Awakening, and it is true is that Edna awakens continuously throughout the book, There is another sense paradoxically where Edna is always asleep literally and figuratively.  Edna is not a villain; Edna is not a pathetic character; Edna is a realistic character who vacillates all the time between this illusion and reality.  She's continually uncovering things that haven't been real, but then constructing things that are totally fake- like her life in this pigeon house or her relationship with Robert. Unpacking Edna is seeing a real life- a struggle. Chopin's evolutionary character awakens from a very female - not a male one, not a neutered life; the complexity derives from realities that are unique to women, specifically those from the turn of the century, but the social and culture implications aside, in universal terms, what does it mean for Edna to be in love with Robert?  To love someone means something in a universal way.  People love in all cultures in all times all around the world.  For a woman to love a man as she claims to love Robert, what does she mean?  Is she saying she desires a life with him; does she want to take on any responsibility for his happiness or good?  That is what I find confusing, because Edna doesn't seem to be doing that for anyone.  In what sense is Edna “in love” or should we not take her at her word on this?        Ha!  Do we take anyone at their word when they are “in love”?  Of course, when she is asked to describe what she means, she describes the biochemical addiction we all feel when we can't get enough of another person.  That experience is overwhelming for anyone; and Chopin has gone to a lot of trouble to show us that Edna has never been “in love” before.  Edna is a woman who recently just turned on her feelings.  Turning on our feelings is important, and it is very sad that it was so long in happening for her.  Contrary to popular opinion, feelings are good.  To experience feelings is not a sign of weakness. Not taking into account her feelings is what got her into a loveless marriage to begin with.  We have to learn to incorporate our emotions if we are going to live as a whole individual- a person with no dead spots.  Edna has lived from her childhood onward with lots of dead spots.  This has handicapped her in many ways.  In this case, what does it mean for Edna in Edna's mind to love Robert LeBrun?  What does it mean if he loves her?  I'm not sure the relationship between these two is what is important for Chopin.  It appears to be the backdrop of a larger issue?  Love is not the end game for Edna; passion was the catalyst to her awakening, to be sure, but the relationship between Edna and Robert is not a Romeo and Juliet type story.  The Awakening is not a love story.    Indeed, Madame Reisz recognizes that as well.  Madame Reisz calls Edna “Ma Reine” in chapter 26.  She then asks, “Why do you love him when you ought not?”       And why does that term “ma reine” draw your attention?    Because that term means, “My queen”, and that seems to be more in line what Edna wants instead of a relationship with Robert LeBrun.  What has Edna discovered in this world.  She's discovered she doesn't want to be woman-mother.  She discovered she doesn't really want to be artist woman.  She's trying out what it's like to be a “man” in some ways.  But really what she wants is to be Woman-queen.  Which is a nice role- I'd like that to be that one as well.    Ha!  Not a Disney princess.    Heck no- I'm all for mother-queen.  But here's Edna'a problem.  She's not prepared nor does she seem creative enough to invent this role for herself in the actual real world in which she lives; she likely can't conceptualize it.  This illusion of a mother-queen will be the model from here to the end of the book.  The thing is, it's not real; Edna is creating an illusion.  In fact, this whole book is a discussion on illusion versus reality.  What did Edna awaken to, if not to the understanding that her entire life was an illusion- she was living an inauthentic life.  Except, look at what she does in response to that?  She's building more illusion- exhibit A-  this relationship with Robert- if it is anything it is an expression of illusion.      Edna doesn't need a fantasy.  She needs hope.  She needs to see her own potential- a creative vision of what she can become, something she would like to become- if not mother, if not artist, if not horse-racer, if not socialite, then what.    In chapter 27, Edna says this “Don't you know the weather prophet has told us we shall see the sun pretty soon?”  The sun is a very ancient and universal symbol.  It represents hope.  It represents creativity; it's a male archetypal symbol, btw, the sun represents energy.  If you remember, Edna can only paint in the sun, and that's exactly right.  That's all of us, we all can only create in the sun.  We can only move forward when we have hope.  The Sun gives us life and without it we live in darkness, without hope.  Edna is wrestling with finding hope, but that seems to be problematic because she can't even decide if she's a good person or a bad person.  Listen to what she says to Arobin, “I'm going to pull myself together for a while and think- try to determine what character of a woman I am; for, candidly I don't know.  By all the codes which I am acquainted with, I am a devilish wicked specimen of the sex.  But some way I can't convince myself that I am.  I must think about it.”      It is in that line that I think Chopin enraptures many female readers.  I want to read it again, “  By all the codes which I am acquainted with, I am a devilish wicked specimen of the sex.  But some way I can't convince myself that I am.  I must think about it.”      In other words, the world tells me I am a bad person because I'm not conforming properly.  I'm not doing the right things; but something inside of me defies that.  I don't feel devilish.  But I'm told I am, and there is my disconnect.    Indeed-and isn't it interesting that it is here at this point that Edna revisits something Madame Reisz has apparently told her previously but we are only getting to see in this context after this confession, “When I left her today, she put her arms around me and felt my shoulder blades, to see if my wings were strong, she said, ‘the bird that would soar above the level plain of tradition and prejudice must have strong wings.  It is a sad spectacle to see the weaklings bruised, exhausted, fluttering back to earth.”    I agree, but what kind of bird is Edna?  Madame Reisz is not using language that suggest Edna IS this kind of woman.  She's challenging her to be a certain way.  She's saying if Edna wants to have a certain outcome, she must display certain characteristics.  But, notice the next thing that happens, Edna and Arobin kiss passionately.  “It was the first kiss of her life to which her nature had really responded.  It was a flaming torch that kindled desire.”  Chopin is very delicate in how she expresses the implied sex scene.  The entire chapter is very short- very different than how Shonda Rimes does these things in Bridgerton.  Let's read it.    Chapter 28    I know this is not the majority view here, but this is not only Edna asserting independence.  This is Edna running into more illusion. From here, she immediately moves out of Leonce's house, but not without running up a crazy expensive bill with a lavish dinner party.  Arobin calls it a coup d'etat.  “It will be day after tomorrow.  Why do you call it the coup d'etat?  Oh! It will be a very fine; all my best of everything- crystal, silver, and gold. Sevres. Flowers, music and champagne to swim in.  I'll let Leonce pay the bills.  I wonder what he'll say when he sees the bills.”    This dinner party is very strange.  For a book so short, why should so many pages be devoted to a dinner party that is essentially meaningless in terms of plot development.      It is long.  One critic pointed out that it's literally, “the longest sustained episode in the novel.”     So, why?  It does not develop the plot; it does not develop any characters; nothing provocative is uttered.  What is going on?    Well!!!  Meals are never just meals- not in literature, not in the movies.  In fact, food is never just food.  It's almost always symbolic of something.  Food is so essential to life, in fact it IS life,  but meals are essential to community.  They don't just symbolize fellowship- they ARE fellowship.  This Thursday night we are going to celebrate our niece, Lauren,  graduating from Collierville High School, and how are we going to do this, we are going to eat together.  Eating together is bonding.  With that in mind, notice how many meals are consumed in this story.      So, what's with the dinner Edna holds?  Her family isn't there.  Her husband isn't there.  Adele, her closest friend, isn't even there.  Many literary critics have suggested, and I honestly think there is validity to this, that Chopin is creating a parody of Jesus' last supper.  Edna has invited a select 12 to join her on her birthday dinner.  There's irony there.  In some sense, it's not just a day where she is celebrating turning 29.  She sees herself as being reborn- her birth…day.  She is celebrating her departure, but unlike Jesus' humble meal in the upper room before his crucifixion and resurrection- Edna goes high dollar.  She sits at the end of the table presiding over her dinner guests, who all have a magnificent time, btw. She wears a cluster of diamonds she had just received that morning from her husband.   There is a specially designed cocktail her father invented for her sister's wedding that she didn't attend; there are multiple courses, everyone has a special chair.  Everything was queenly.  Let me read the description of Edna, “The golden shimmer….    Page 103    Madame Reisz on her way out at the end of the party again says this, “Bonne nuit, ma reine, soyez sage.”  Translated- Good night, my queen, be wise.”    Well, you've made your case…she is playing the part of the queen. But who are the other people in this charade?  Specifically, why is  Mrs. Highcamp there who we know she doesn't like, and why is she weaving a garland of yellow and red roses and laying it over Victor…according to Chopin transforming Victor into a vision of oriental beauty, his cheeks the color or crushed grapes and his dusty eyes glowed with a languishing fire. After that she drapes a while silk scarf on him. It's just weird…and pagan feeling…nothing like the Lord's Supper of the bible, if you were trying to make that comparison.      No, it's the very opposite. That's why critics say it's a parody of Jesus' last supper.  It's imitating but not recreating.  It feels pagan, doesn't it?   Edna is Queen but she has no stated purpose; she is not Jesus sacrificing his life for the sins of the world.  Another moment of parody is when Victor, Judas' like, quickly falls out of favor or betrays her so to speak by singing a song Edna associates with Robert.  But he is shut down.    In the chapters that follow, we see Leonce saving face by remodeling the house as a way of explaining Edna's odd behavior and moving out of the family home.  Edna feels happy about what she's done.  Of course, these are all feelings but “Every step which she took to relieving herself from obligations added to her strength and expansion as an individual.  She began to look with her own eyes; to see and to apprehend the deeper undercurrents of life.”   Again, Chopin never gets far away from the idea that Edna is trying to understand for herself what is real and she is doing this by stripping down, an image we will see all the way to the end.    And yet, the text never clarifies exactly what it is that Edna is learning about the world and herself.  She draws no conclusions, makes no provisions, takes on no responsibilities.  Reality is an immovable thing.  It is not something we simply escape- that is not possible.      Well, I'm not sure Edna knows that.  She visits her children and weeps when she ssees them. Let me quote here, “She lived with them a whole week long, giving them all of herself, and gathering, and filling. Herself with their young existence.”  She tells then about the Pigeon house and the kids get real very quickly.  They ask her where they would sleep, where papa would sleep. Edna's answer betrays her unwillingness to problem solve.  She says and I quote, “the fairies would fix it all right.”      Edna rejects reality over and over again.  She responds with fantasy at every point.  Madame Ratignolle recognizes this.  In chapter 33 she pays Edna a visit at the pigeon house.  She asks about the dinner party.  She warns her about her behavior with Arobin, but she also makes Edna promise that when the baby comes, Edna would come be a part of the delivery.  Before leaving she says this to Edna, “In some ways you seem to me like a child, Edna. You seem to act without a certain amount of reflection which is necessary in this life.”      Adele is referring to whatever is going on with Arobin, but really, the relationship with Robert is the epitome of her fantasy.  As long as Robert is flirting with no goal- like he did on Grand Isle, Edna is in love with him.  On Grand Isle they share a meal together.  They talk about spirits and pirates.  She loves that.  But here in New Orleans, Robert approaches Edna with a desire to be honest and she rejects that.  The text says that in some way “Robert seemed nearer to her off there in Mexico than when he stood in her presence, and she had touched his hand”.   After Edna's birthday we see no more communal meals, Edna eats alone- there is no more fellowship at this point really with anyone.  Edna invites Robert to eat with her at a little restaurant called “Catiche”.  Edna requests a plate and puts food in front of him, but he doesn't eat a morsel. He walks her home and comes inside.  Edna kisses him.  He confesses his love and how he is tormented because Edna is not free.  Let's read this exchange.    “Something put into my head that you cared for me; and I lost my senses.  I forgot everything but a wild dream of you some way becoming my wife.”    Your wife!    “Religion, loyalty, everything would give way if only you cared.”    Then you must have forgotten that I was Leonce Pontellier's wife.”    “Oh I was demented, dreaming of wild, impossible things, recalling men who had set their wives free, we have heard of such things.”    Yes, we have heard of such things.”    There's a little more back and forth until we get to this line of Edna's, “You have been a very very foolish boy, wasting your time dreaming of impossible things when you speak of Mr. Pontellier setting me free!  I am no longer one of Mr. Pontellier's possessions to dispose of or not.  I give myself where I choose.  If he were to say “here Robert, take her and be happy; she is yours, I should laugh at you both.”    He of course responds with, “What do you mean?”  He has no idea what Edna's talking about.      Exactly, and here is where the a plot complication makes things interesting.  Their conversation is interrupted when Madame Ratignolle's servant comes to say that Adelle is having her baby.  Edna leaves Robert.  She says this to Robert, “I love you.  Only you; no one but you.  It was you who awoke me last summer out of a life-long, stupid dream.”      Robert begs Edna, as if she really were Queen Edna.  He begs her to stay with him- to not go to Adelle.  This is kind reminiscient of the stereotypical female damsel in distress begging her hero to stay- except in revere.  She pulls away, promises to return and leaves him and  quote the text here, “longing to hold her and keep her.”      This Birth scene is symbolic in many ways.  It also is a return to the female reality.  Is there anything more real in this world than bringing life into it?  This birth scene reminds readers that this is a uniquely female story because this is one way men and women engage the world differently and there is no way around it. Motherhood and fatherhood are not the same.  Edna goes to Adelle and begins to feel uneasy. Let's read this paragraph from chapter 37.     Page 127    On the surface, it seems that Adele is hoping to inspire Edna to resume her role as a Woman-mother.  On the surface it seems that Edna is battling social conventions and her own sensuality.      Of course, the whole experience leaves her dazed.  The doctor walks her home, and I quote, “Oh well, I don't know that it matters after all.  One has to think of the children some time or other; the sooner the better.”  Let's read the rest of this dialogue between the doctor and Edna.    Page 128      Even at the end of the chapter, Edna cannot articulate her own thoughts, not even inside her own head.  Still she remembers Adele's voice whispering, “Think of the children; think of them.”  She meant to think of them; that determination had driven into her soul like a death wound- but not tonight.  Tomorrow would be time to think of everything.”    Of course, when she gets inside the pigeon house there is no Robert.  He left a note. “I love you. Good bye- because I love you.”  Edna grew faint; uttered no words and stayed up the entire night, apparently just staring at a flickering lamp.    Again, may I point out- light represents hope and hers is flickering.      Speaking just in a general sense, we are co-creators of our reality- our circumstances proscribe lots of things, but we create out of those circumstances and we know it.  And since we know this, no person can run away from his own innate moral obligation to live up to whatever potential we find inside of us.  Whatever we determine that to be.  We cannot run away from that reality.  No matter how hard we try to put it off until tomorrow, that sense of obligation to create something out of our lives is inside of us.  We can't run from it because it is not coming from outside of us.  Edna, in all of her confusion, and she, is very confused about a lot of things at various points in the book, but she never wavers about that.  She clearly says early on in the book, that she understood herself to have an obligation first and foremost to herself.  But what is that obligation- it is for her what it is for everyone.  She must meet her own potential.  We cannot fail at that.  If we feel we are failing at that, that's when despair sets in.      Edna looks at certain realities in her life and awakens to an awareness she doesn't want to face.  She sees obligations in her future- not opportunities.  She doesn't want tomorrow to come, but not going to bed does not put off the morning from arriving.      The end of the book circles back to where it starts- Grand Isle.  Except it is not the Grand Isle of the summer.  Archetypally, Spring represents new birth, summer represents youth; fall represents adulthood or maturity.  Grand Isle is still there, but the women from the summer resort are not.  It's barren. The sun and the warmth is not there either.  Edna returns to find Victor there.  She arrives to find that he's been telling Mariequita all about her birthday dinner.  He has described Edna and and I quote, “Venus rising from the foam”.  If you remember from your Roman mythology, Venus is the goddess of love and is said to have emerged full-grown from the ocean foam.  So read into that what you will.  Anyway Edna asks him to prepare a meal of fish.  She then leaves Victor for the beach for a swim.  If you recall, it was at this place where she had her first swim and experienced her first real awakening.  But now this beach is dreary and deserted.     Let's listen to the thoughts in Edna's head, “She had said it over and over to herself.  “Today it is Arobin' tomorrow it will be someone else.  It makes no difference to me.  It doesn't matter about Leonce Pontelllier- but Raoul and Etienne!”  She understood now clearly what she had meant long ago when she said to Adele Ratignolle that she would give up the unessential, but she would never sacrifice herself for her children.  Despondency had come upon her there in the wakeful night, and had never lifted. There was no one thing in the world that she desired.  There was no human being whom she wanted near her except Robert; and she even realized that the day would come when he, too, and the thought of him would melt out of her existence, leaving her alone.  The children appeared before her like antagonists who had overcome her, who had overpowered and sought to drag her into the soul's slavery for the rest of her days.  But she knew a way to elude them.  She was not thinking of these things when she walked down to the beach.”    There's a lot of nihilism in those comments.  Edna has found nothing that excites her passion.  “There was no one thing that she desired” – that's the line that stands out.  Desire is the fuel of human behavior.  It's where we see our potential.  This is a huge expression of someone who has given up all desire to have responsibility for anyone or anything- and it is unthinking here.  She is completely detached to a degree that it's actually shocking.  I see why this book unsettled so many people.  We don't want to believe people can detach like this.  We know it's dangerous.     She wades out into this ocean because the seas is seductive.  It whispers, it clamours; it murmurs.  It invites her soul to want in the abysses of solitude.  Edna looks up to see a bird with a broken wing beating the air above and falling down disabled to the water.  She then takes off all of her clothes and stands naked in the open air, at the mercy of the sun with the waves inviting her to come in, and so she does.  Let's read this final page.    Page 133      We notice right away the sea is a serpent about her ankle.  Most of us think of a serpent as a symbol for the devil, and that's true in the book of Genesis.  But that is not the only time we see a serpent in the Bible.  In the book of Exodus, the Israelites in the desert look up to a serpent on a stick for healing.  Archetypally a serpent is a symbol of rebirth.    Edna retreats into thoughts of her childhood which reminds me that Edna has no mother.  Honestly, this does not read like a suicide. I For one, think, Chopin leaves it completely open ended.  Can we be sure Edna even dies?  Chopin ends this book entirely unresolved.  It's disturbing.      It hinges on what you want to do with that ocean.  And scholars have come to zero consensus on how to understand this ending.  Oceans symbolically can be sources of self-awareness.  They can be places to find rebirth.  But, what's jarring about this ending is that there is nothing in Edna's characterization at any point in the book to suggest that Edna wants a beginning or even an ending for that matter.  Edna doesn't search for closure not one time in this story- even the bedtime story she tells her kids there's no ending.  Edna is not just rejecting society's roles for her; she seems to be rejecting herself as an individual here.  Do these final images of her childhood suggest she wants to start over or does she give up up?    When ending a good song, every musician knows you have to create closure at the end or you don't resolve the tension in the music.  Non musicians may not know that but they feel it when it happens. Try ending a song on the 5 chord.  And for a woman with such a keen sense of music, it seems Chopin purposely leaves her song unresolved.  There is no funeral; nobody on the beach; not even any thoughts of exit in Edna's mind.  There is nothing.  Instead, Edna is focused on all the repeating elements of her own life's story.  It is a totally directionless ending.    And that's what people love about it- it's messy and unresolved.  It's realistic but also kind of mythical.   I guess, if we want to we can finish the tale in our own minds.  We can either kill her off or revive her.  She either sinks into further illusion, or she awakens one final time into a creative reality.  The central motif of this book is this sleeping/waking thing that goes on the entire time.  And maybe that's where we find ourselves-- hopefully to a much lesser degree than Edna- the messiness of life sets in when we find ourselves oscillating between waking up and further deluding ourselves at some lost point in our lives.  We will make a mess of things (as Chopin says about Edna) – being a victim of forces without and forces within.  Yet what happens after we go into the ocean- or do we even dare?  I like to see this ending positively.  I like to think of Edna rising up and finding she CAN attach to other humans in a way where one does not consume the other.  She can find meaning in her children, in work, in art, in society.   She can find a way to make peace with her culture, her society, her limitations from without and within.  In my mind's eye, she arises out of the foam-like Venus to rob a term from Victor.  So, whether it's realistic or not- In my mind, Edna comes back up- A woman- Queen.  I know I'm adding extensively to the text and that is a terribly bad no no, but hopefully while she was under water listening to all those bees she came up with a good plan.      HA!  You do like to find the silver lining in every storm.  Well, thanks for spending time with us today.  We hope you enjoyed our final discussion on this very perplexing piece of literature.  Next episode, we move from Louisiana up the road to our home state of Tennessee to discuss the music and life of our own Dolly Parton, self-made woman of this generation, whose displays the very idea of local color in her music.  We would ask you to please share our podcast with a friend.  Email or text them a link.  Share a link on your social media.  That's how we grow.  Also, visit our website at www.howtolovelitpodcast.com for merchandise as well as free listening guides for teachers and students of English.      Peace out.                                     

The Daily Gardener
May 20, 2022 National Pick Strawberries Day, Ludwig Leichhardt, Tulips by Joseph Breck, Pi Beta Ph spring party, Cuke Season in Blackville, Garden Maker by Christie Purifoy, and Dahlia Facts

The Daily Gardener

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 15:59


  Subscribe Apple | Google | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeart   Support The Daily Gardener Buy Me A Coffee   Connect for FREE! The Friday Newsletter | Daily Gardener Community   Historical Events National Pick Strawberries Day Here are a few fun facts about this beloved sweet fruit: The etymology of the name strawberry (books about this topic) is likely a corruption of the phrase "strewn berry." This would reference the way the plant produced thanks prolifically to runners, resulting in berries strewn about the ground. Fragariaphobia is a little-known word and is the fear of strawberries. In terms of their uniqueness, strawberries are the only fruit that wears its seeds on the outside, and the average strawberry has 200 seeds. Strawberries are perennial and are members of the rose family. The strawberry flower averages five to seven petals. In terms of harvesting, strawberry plants are hand-picked about every three days. A single acre of land can grow almost 50,000 pounds of strawberries. California produces a billion pounds of strawberries every year which means that 75% of the American strawberry crop is grown in California - with Florida and North Carolina in the 2nd and 3rd place. As for strawberry quotes, the author Tsugumi Ohba, Death Note Box Set, wrote, If you keep my secret, this strawberry is yours.   1846 On this day, the Prussian botanist Ludwig Leichhardt (books about this person) wrote a letter to a fellow botanist about his impressive and arduous collecting efforts in Australia. For his part, Ludwig loved Australia. He wrote, I would find it hard to remain in Germany, or even in Europe, now. I [prefer] the clear, sunny skies of Australia. On this day, 1846, Leichhardt wrote a letter to his botanist contact and friend, the Italian Gaetano Durando, living in Paris. Ludwig's message conveys the extreme difficulties and dangers faced by the early plant explorers. He wrote, My dear friend, You have, no doubt, noticed and regretted my long silence... But you must bear this in mind, my good friend, ...  it was not my lot to travel all at my ease...  Gladly would I have made drawings of my plants, and noted fully all particulars of the different species which I saw; and how valuable would such memoranda have been... [as] four of my pack-horses having been drowned.  Botanical and geological specimens thus abandoned — how disappointing! From four to five thousand plants were thus sacrificed... In the spring of 1848, Ludwig Leichhardt and a small group of explorers began what was to be a two- to three-year expedition across Australia. Shortly after starting the trek, the entire party vanished with barely a trace. Still known as the 'Prince of Explorers,' Leichhardt was 35 when he was lost to time.    1858 On this day, in The Flower Garden, Or Breck's Book of Flowers, Tulips at their peak per Joseph Breck A bed of late tulips is generally in its highest perfection about the 20th of May and may be kept in fine condition a fortnight longer, taking the trouble to erect an awning over them.  I take up my Tulips about the 20th of June, and dry them undercover in an airy place, and, when dry, take off the offsets and plant them out, while the flowering roots are each wrapped in a piece of waste paper, and put away, in a box or drawer, in a dry place, until wanted to plant.  One hundred different varieties, with their names and colors, reputed to be the very best, mabe obtained from Holland, at the cost of about $25; but I have found, by experience, that some of the rarer and most expensive sorts are not included. Very good border Tulips, including finedouble sorts, early and late, single, parrots, etc, may be obtained from 50 cents to $1 per dozen, and some of the common sorts at much less price.   So there is some tulip pricing for you courtesy of Joseph Breck back in 1858. And just for comparison, I went out to brecks.com and priced some of their deluxe tulips. They sell eight tulips for $15.   1922 On this day, the sorority of Pi Beta Phi at West Virginia University held a party to celebrate the arrival of spring. In a report of their activities to the 1922 edition of The Arrow, the chapter wrote, The spring party comes on May 20. It will be a Japanese party, with lanterns, spring blossoms, and wooden programs.   Present Day On or around this day in Blackville, South Carolina, that Cuke Season gets underway.  The Encyclopedia of South Carolina (2000) says this about Blackville:  Named for Alexander Black, an early railroad executive who shipped cantaloupes, watermelons, and cucumbers in large quantities by rail.  During the "cuke" season, beginning about May 20, the town council employs an auctioneer to conduct daily sales, generally starting at 10 in the morning and frequently lasting until 6. At the auction, growers may accept or refuse the offered prices. Buyers are usually local produce merchants, though there are often purchasers from markets out of state.    Grow That Garden Library™ Book Recommendation Garden Maker by Christie Purifoy  This book came out in January of 2022, and the subtitle is Growing a Life of Beauty and Wonder with Flowers. This is Christie's third book, and her books have to do with beauty and placemaking, sustainability, and love. Her first book is Roots and Sky: A Journey Home in Four Seasons. This book is about purchasing her beautiful property called Maplehearst in Pennsylvania. Her second book was released in 2019 and is called Placemaker: Cultivating Places of Comfort, Beauty, and Peace, and this is about creating a garden home for yourself. I view her latest book Garden Maker as part of this garden trilogy. In this very spiritual and inspirational book, Christie walks us through how to grow a beautiful garden and create your own little slice of heaven here on earth. Now, in addition to teaching you how to make a garden. Christie is a cut flower expert, and she's a master at creating beautiful bouquets and other arrangements. In this book, Christie teaches you some of her tried and true techniques and her easiest bouquet recipes. In addition to sharing her list of favorite shrubs - she calls these superhero shrubs. She also shares her favorite flowers - she calls these flowers of importance. And then last but not least, her favorite self-sowers in a section she calls self-sowing salvation.   Now Christie is a lyrical writer. Her tone is super friendly and personable. When I read one of her books, I always feel like I'm reading something that a garden friend wrote for me. But best of all, and I think more important than any of her credentials, is her passion for plants and the garden because that comes through loud and clear in every word she writes in this book. I wanted to end this review today with a little excerpt from what Christie wrote in the introduction to Garden Maker. She writes, I grow flowers because cannot help myself.  I grow flowers as if some magician at the center of the universe has cast his spell on me, and I will never want my old unenchanted life back again. In my flower garden, I am the weaver of stories. In my flower garden, am the composer of seasonal songs. Or maybe I am more conductor than composer.  This garden of mine is certainly singing a song, but the song delights me, moves me, and surprises me. I cannot recommend flower gardening for the sober-minded.  I cannot recommend it for those afraid of mysterious rabbit holes, who prefer to keep their two feet fixed firmly to a clean and solid, and entirely predictable floor.  I cannot, in good conscience, recommend intoxicating moonflowers or romantic roses to anyone who values utility and efficiency and productivity above all.  But for those who read fairy tales or cry at arias, for those who suspect that heaven lies just behind the veil of this everyday world, well, to those I say: Welcome to the garden.  Welcome to this holy work.  I understand if you are afraid.  The thorns are knife-sharp, and the weeds are always waging their quiet wars.  But here is the promise that has been made to each one of us:  "Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy" (Psalm 126:5).  Every garden is singing a song for the One who made us, and we are invited to sing along.   Beautiful verse. And by the way, can you tell that Christie has a Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Chicago? Yes, you can. She's a beautiful writer. This book is 208 pages of a love letter to flowers, plants, gardens, and garden making. You can get a copy of Garden Maker by Christie Purifoy and support the show using the Amazon link in today's show notes for around $16.   Botanic Spark 1804 On this day, Lady Holland sent home a parcel of seeds from Spain,  and they were Dahlia seeds. The story was shared in The Complete Dictionary of Practical Gardening (1807): In the spring of 1805 all the parcels of seed were sewn, including four varieties of Dahlia. The Dahlia Rosea was the most handsome and produced plenty of seeds. And all the plants of 1805, except one, were taken up before Christmas and planted in pots or large pans.  They were kept in a very cold greenhouse, and they began to push new shoots in the middle of April [the following year].   The genus Dahlia (books about this flower) got its name in the 18th century. Swedish botanist Andreas Dahl. Surprisingly after Lady Holland introduced Dahlias to Europe, many top gardeners thought the Dahlia was just too flamboyant to use in their gardens. But in modern gardens, Dahlias are beloved. Both the roots and the Dahlia flowers are used medicinally. The Dahlia is also the official flower of both Seattle and San Francisco. And if you're planning a wedding, Dahlias are the perfect flower for the bridal bouquet. In floriography or the language of flowers, the beautiful Dahlia represents commitment and everlasting love.   Thanks for listening to The Daily Gardener And remember: For a happy, healthy life, garden every day.    

Am I the Jerk?
Karen BURNS DOWN My HOUSE because I Pulled “Her” Flowers

Am I the Jerk?

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 18:35


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The Clydesdale, Fitness & Friends
Clydesdale Media | Marisa Flowers | Meet the Athletes of the Semifinals

The Clydesdale, Fitness & Friends

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 19:36


Marisa talks about being a mom and nursing while competing at TFX and actually missing events due to that. Now she is looking forward taking to floor at MACC and putting that all behind her. She is now ready to show off what she can really do and celebrate with a beer afterward.

Grow, cook, eat, arrange with Sarah Raven & Arthur Parkinson
Celebrating World Bee Day - Episode 68

Grow, cook, eat, arrange with Sarah Raven & Arthur Parkinson

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 29:56


Today marks the all-important World Bee Day, a chance to acknowledge their role in so much of our essential daily lives, and time to consider how we can help them thrive.We're celebrating World Bee Day this year on ‘grow, cook, eat, arrange' by bringing some top tips on creating a natural haven for these fuzzy friends, which flowers are best for visual flair and feeding bees, plus some fantastic actions we can take before we even consider our own gardens.In this episode, discover:Our extraordinary reliance on the wonderful bee population for everyday essentialsHow we can tend more considerately to our own garden, and encourage the same from councilsThe top plants for providing bees their necessary nutrientsWhy we should do away with the leaf blower and provide more mess to protect beesOrder Sarah's book: https://bit.ly/2TWHJczOrder Arthur's book: https://bit.ly/3xOov7HShop on the Sarah Raven Website: http://bit.ly/3jvbaeuGet in touch: info@sarahraven.comFollow Sarah: https://bit.ly/3jDTvBpFollow Arthur: https://bit.ly/3jxSKK5View all products mentioned and find further advice from Sarah: https://bit.ly/3f2DFiH

Missin' Curfew
101. Missin Teeth and Cabo Couch Naps with Jason Demers

Missin' Curfew

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 138:09


The first round of the playoffs are complete and the fellas are proudly 8/8 on their picks! On today's show the man, the myth, the legend Larry Flowers is live in studio for his bi-weekly segment “Who The F@ck Is Larry Flowers!?” He and Obs had a time in Cabo, while the Updogg tore up the greens at Chileno Bay. Then they're joined by former NHL Defenseman, Jason Demers (@jasondemers5), to breakdown his relationship with Brad Richardson, playing in Russia, and the Olympic drug testing rules. But first the fellas got some topics to snap around:- The Fellas Survive Cabo - Draft Lottery - Playing with “No Buckets” - 2nd Rd Playoff Matchups - Award Finalist Predictions - And much more!Show Notes & Episode Webpage: https://missincurfew.com/episodes/jason-demersDraft Kings disclaimer:If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/ /NJ/NY/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.

Honey Bee Obscura Podcast
How To Plan Raised Pollinator Beds (074)

Honey Bee Obscura Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 18:31


If a pollinator garden is in your future this summer, constructing a raised bed is one way to keep it under control and is a much easier approach to providing food for your bees, beauty for your yard and not an aching back for you. There are all varieties of raised bed gardens. The one pictured below is made of metal, purchased from a gardening company that specializes in these and will last years with little maintenance. Simpler models have only metal corner posts, the gardener supplies the wooden boards. They are simpler, less expensive and over time can be enlarged or reduced to fit the needs of the garden. Or you can simply bury some 4”x4” beams at the corners and nail the sideboards to them. They're probably the most simple and least expensive, but will have a shorter life span than the others. No matter which style you use, a raised bed makes your pollinator garden easier to manage and will be a grand addition to your yard. Be like Jim and try one this season! If you like the episode, share it with a fellow beekeepers and/or let us know by leaving a comment in the show notes. We'd love to hear from you! ___________________ Thanks to Betterbee for sponsoring today's episode. Betterbee's mission is to support every beekeeper with excellent customer service, continued education and quality equipment. From their colorful and informative catalog to their support of beekeeper educational activities, including this podcast series, Betterbee truly is Beekeepers Serving Beekeepers. See for yourself at www.betterbee.com ______________________ Honey Bee Obscura is brought to you by Growing Planet Media, LLC, the home of Beekeeping Today Podcast. Music: Heart & Soul by Gyom, Walking in Paris by Studio Le Bus, original guitar music by Jeffrey Ott Photos copyright © One Tew Bee, LLC Copyright © 2022 by Growing Planet Media, LLC

I Am Athlete Tonight
It's Time to Give Jimmy Butler His Flowers

I Am Athlete Tonight

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 30:45


Leger Douzable, LeSean 'Shady' McCoy, Brandon Flowers and Antoine Walker recap Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals, and debate how far Jimmy Butler can take the Miami Heat. Tonight's 2 Minute Drill includes Joe Burrow's method for luring free agents, Blac Chyna getting in the ring, Shady makes a confession and Charles Barkley hates San Francisco.

SLOW FLOWERS with Debra Prinzing
Episode 558: A pottery studio and cutting garden visit with ceramic artist Frances Palmer (Slow Flowers Summit 2022 speaker preview)

SLOW FLOWERS with Debra Prinzing

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 32:50


Today, you’re invited into the pottery studio and cutting garden of celebrated ceramic artist, Frances Palmer of Frances Palmer Pottery. We recently recorded a preview of Frances’s upcoming presentation at the Slow Flowers Summit. Our theme this year is Flowers as Artists’ Muse, and in the conversation that follows, you’ll learn why we invited Frances […] The post Episode 558: A pottery studio and cutting garden visit with ceramic artist Frances Palmer (Slow Flowers Summit 2022 speaker preview) appeared first on Slow Flowers Podcast with Debra Prinzing.

A Blooming Good Time Podcast with Crowley House
22. Baby Bloomer's Guide To Fertilizer

A Blooming Good Time Podcast with Crowley House

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 45:25


CALLING ALL BABY BLOOMER'S!!! Fertilizer is more then just random bag of plant hormones. There's a lot of reason to every type, and that's why we are here to give you the guide. We did the research s you wouldn't have to! Join us on this shot but fun episode and see what kind of plant drugs your garden could benefit from this growing season !Instagram:@aboominggoodtimepodcast@crowleyhouseYoutube:@Crowleyhouseflowerfarm

Big Baby's Podcast
Big Baby's Podcast | Episode 176| Who Protects Black People?| Luka's Flowers|

Big Baby's Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 79:12


On this episode I open up by discussing the tragic Shooting in Buffalo New York. I then transition to who is supposed to protect Black People by discussing: Black Blog Site, BLM, and the YSL RICO Case. After that I discuss the NBA playoffs and eat my crow served by Luka Doncic.

The Reese Waters Show
Roy Burton, Flowers Due & Pat Beverly Turns Face

The Reese Waters Show

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 44:10


One of our favorite and funniest guests that contributes to the show is back. It is always a pleasure to invite Roy Burton on with Reese. Reese also has some flowers for those who deserve them in a new installment of Flowers Due. 

The Reese Waters Show
Flowers Due: Go-Go & Frank Gore's Opponent

The Reese Waters Show

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 10:54


Every Tuesday at 1:30 Reese Waters Hands out flowers to those who deserve it. This week, 

Like It Matters Radio
05/17/22 Flowers, Funerals and Focus

Like It Matters Radio

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 55:12


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Smith & Nelson In The Morning
Too Cold For Downtown Flowers

Smith & Nelson In The Morning

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 15:16


Odds & Ends. Where are Missoula's flower baskets? Good news stories.

Field & Garden
#137: Helping Flowers Last Longer

Field & Garden

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 36:33


Whether you're a flower enthusiast home gardener or a commercial cut-flower grower, you know that you want your cut flowers to last as long as possible. In this episode, I cover post-harvest care for cut flowers in lots of different scenarios, and the practices that I recommend if you're selling to florists, at supermarkets, at the farmers' market, or at your farm stand. There are 5 general steps that both commercial growers and home gardeners should strive to follow to maximize vase life: 1. Harvest flowers at the proper stage. Each flower has its own ideal cutting stage. Some flowers continue to develop after you cut them (Sunflowers, Snapdragons), but some don't (Zinnias, Cockscomb). Do not harvest wet flowers. 2. After cutting, allow flowers to rest and rehydrate before arranging. Learn the ideal temperature for resting (conditioning) each type of flower. 3. Treatments can be added to the water that freshly-cut flowers are conditioned in to improve water uptake, hold color, and improve vase life. 4. Harvest buckets and vases should be washed and sanitized between uses, otherwise bacteria grows in them that will diminish flower vase life. My saying is that if you wouldn't be willing to drink out of your harvest buckets and vases then they're not clean enough! 5. Harvest at the ideal time of day (when flowers are more hydrated) to prevent wilting problems - typically early morning after the dew dries. Amy Stewart's Book Flower Confidential: The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful Products Mentioned: CVBN Tabs, Holding Solution T Bags, Fresh Cut-Flower Food, Bulb Cut-Flower Food The Field and Garden Podcast is produced by Lisa Mason Ziegler, award-wining author of Vegetables Love Flowers and Cool Flowers, owner of The Gardener's Workshop, Flower Farming School Online, and the publisher of Farmer-Florist School Online and Florist School Online. Watch Lisa's Story and connect with Lisa on social!

Deep House Moscow
Premiere: Bliz Nochi — Viata Intensiva [Moscow Electronic Association]

Deep House Moscow

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 7:30


Artist: Bliz Nochi (Germany) Label: Moscow Electronic Association Genre: Organic House / Downtempo Release Date: 02.06.2022 Beatport: https://www.beatport.com/release/flowers-vol-2/3741043 Flowers. Vol. 2 Moscow Electronica label is thrilled to come up with 9 stories from the next compilation of the Flowers series. Musicians from Russia, Turkey, Mexico, Germany invite you to take an audio journey into the world of exotic flowers, where every track blossoms like the bud woven out of dynamic melodies, instrumental motives and organic techno rhythms. Juicy thick groove, analogue sound, and ethnic vibes will fulfill you with dancing energy. Creative work of these artists will take you far away from the daily grind to the flower fields filled with music. Enjoy listening! Moscow Electronic Association: www.facebook.com/Moscow-Electroni…-103434904717893 Soundcloud: @moscowelectronica Instagram: www.instagram.com/moscowelectronica Bliz Nochi: www.facebook.com/bliznochiart Soundcloud: @bliznochi Instagram: www.instagram.com/bliznochi COVER DESIGN: Tatiana Druzhinina Instagram: www.instagram.com/naughty_witch Facebook: www.facebook.com/tatiana.druzhinina.165 CONTACT (DHM): Email — deephousemoscow@hotmail.com

The Bouquet Toss - A Wedding Planning Podcast
Rentals, Decor, Flowers, and More!

The Bouquet Toss - A Wedding Planning Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 40:41


This week we are discussing the visual details of your day, covering everything from rentals, decorations, flowers, and beyond. If you have a certain aesthetic in mind that you want to achieve, you'll want to decorate your space in a way that fits your wedding theme. In this episode, we'll share how to bring your wedding vision to life using decor, flowers, rentals and other items -- with savvy alternatives and options along the way to consider. The Wedding Watch clip is from Mamma Mia! Watch it with us via our https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLf4lwwm5ZqrENTSfdRGXfnR8rebtFJqSw (Wedding Watch Youtube Playlist). This episode is sponsored by https://thebudgetsavvybride.com/SBBlooms (Something Borrowed Blooms). Listen in for our special code to get an awesome discount on their silk flowers for rent! https://the-bouquet-toss.captivate.fm/blog (B$B Blog) https://the-bouquet-toss.captivate.fm/tiktok (B$B on Tik Tok) https://the-bouquet-toss.captivate.fm/ig (B$B on Instagram) https://the-bouquet-toss.captivate.fm/printables (Free Invitation Printables) https://the-bouquet-toss.captivate.fm/community (Free Private Community) https://the-bouquet-toss.captivate.fm/deals (Wedding Deals!) https://the-bouquet-toss.captivate.fm/realweddings (Real Weddings) https://the-bouquet-toss.captivate.fm/book (The Book)

Hot Sauce the Podcast
Episode 516

Hot Sauce the Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 84:01


The Icky Deeds Edition. Where do the Nets, Suns, and 76'ers go from here. Never report your stolen car stolen. You can get arrested for the icky deed. Plus, S**t Movie of the Week, Throwback Album of the Week, Flowers, Weakest Link, Black Show Trivia, and much more!  Twitter: @HotSaucePodcast 

Limit Free Life with Michelle Perkins
Ep. 50 Freedom and Peace of Mind from IRS Issues with Kedra Flowers

Limit Free Life with Michelle Perkins

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 46:59


Have you ever been in IRS fear? That's a place no one wants to be. Fortunately, Kedra Flowers' has seen it all when it comes to IRS problems and she has been working through the issues with clients successfully since 1996. She is a serial entrepreneur committed to contributing positive energy and guidance to the world by leaving a positive imprint on everyone she touches. Kedra has provided professional guidance as a CPA and Power of Attorney for taxpayers dealing with IRS issues. With continued growth, her corporate structure has changed but her commitment to cultivating relationships and guiding clients to freedom and peace of mind has not. Listen in for some of the ways she has helped clients reduce and eliminate their tax dilemmas as well as how to avoid them altogether. She has been featured regularly as a tax subject matter expert on NBC 5 News DFW and has contributed content to minority-owned legacy newspaper publications including The North Dallas Gazette and The Dallas Examiner.

Thrive Podcast #forflorists
My #1 Secret to Streamlining Your Approach

Thrive Podcast #forflorists

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 41:51


Struggling to balance creativity and business? Kathleen is here to help.In this weekly podcast, Kathleen shares her practical, no-nonsense business advice for floral designers, florists, and flower farmers. So they can level up their thinking, master their marketing + make more money.It's time to bust through the secrecy and find out what really matters when it comes to building a flower business.Whether you're brand new to the industry or a seasoned vet, the skills Kathleen teaches in this podcast are invaluable to every florist! Not a floral designer but still looking for useful insights as a creative business owner and entrepreneur? You're in the right place. If you're a photographer, cake maker, interior designer, graphic designer, stylist, or someone in between, this podcast is for you too!GET MORE GOOD STUFFNeed help with your flower business? Come join us inside Flower Boss Bootcamp – http://flowerbossbootcamp.com/Looking for 1:1 Business Coaching as a creative business owner? Apply to work with Kathleen today – Click hereFOLLOW US ON SOCIALSWebsite https://littlebirdbloom.com/Instagram https://www.instagram.com/littlebirdbloom/Youtube youtube.com/littlebirdbloomFREE COURSEGrab our free course #ForFlorists – 3 Secrets to Making More Money in Your Flower Business – http://forflorists.com/freecourse

Soteriology 101: Former Calvinistic Professor discusses Doctrines of Salvation
John 6:44: Is it an Effectual & Unconditional Drawing of God?

Soteriology 101: Former Calvinistic Professor discusses Doctrines of Salvation

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 74:55


Dr. Leighton Flowers replies to his friend and colleague Chris Date's recent episode on the use of the word "draw" (helko) in John 6:44, which can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBgphAjRF4U   To SUPPORT this broadcast please click here: https://soteriology101.com/support/   Is Calvinism all Leighton talks about? https://soteriology101.com/2017/09/22/is-calvinism-all-you-talk-about/   DOWNLOAD OUR APP: LINK FOR ANDROIDS: https://play.google.com/store/apps/de... LINK FOR APPLE: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/soterio...   Go to www.ridgemax.co for all you software developing needs! Show them some love for their support of Soteriology101!!!   To ORDER Dr. Flowers Curriculum “Tiptoeing Through Tulip” please click here: https://soteriology101.com/shop/   To listen to the audio only be sure to subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play or one of the other podcast players found here: https://soteriology101.com/home/   For more about Traditionalism (or Provisionism) please visit www.soteriology101.com   Dr. Flowers' book, “The Potter's Promise” can be found here: https://www.amazon.com/Potters-Promis...   Dr. Flowers' book, “God's Provision for All” can be found here: https://www.amazon.com/Gods-Provision...   To engage with other believers cordially join our Facebook group: https://m.facebook.com/groups/1806702...   For updates and news follow us at:  www.facebook/Soteriology101   Or @soteriology101 on Twitter   Please SHARE on Facebook and Twitter and help spread the word!   To learn more about other ministries and teachings from Dr. Flowers go here: https://soteriology101.com/2017/09/22...   To become a Patreon supporter or make a one time donation: https://soteriology101.com/support/

Jerry Flowers Podcast
Being A Man Is A Decision | Destiny Decisions | Part 8 | Jerry Flowers, Issac Curry & Ezekiel Azonwu

Jerry Flowers Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 73:51


Being A Man Is A Decision | Destiny Decisions | Part 8 | Jerry Flowers, Issac Curry & Ezekiel Azonwu by Jerry Flowers Ministries

Solitudes
Martin Grey - Solitudes 205

Solitudes

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 120:18


Tracklist: 01. Seven24 & Delaitech & Alexander Gecko - Sattva (DJ Artak Remix) 02. XCloud - Maybe This Is The End 03. Grande Piano - White Eagles (Orchestral Mix) 04. Angel Ace - Even If 05. XCloud - The First Contact 06. Genix - I Feel So Free (Chill Out Mix) 07. Bona Fide & Luka Sambe - The Lost Orchestra (Ambient Version) 08. Zone+ - A Balloon in the Wind (Ambient) 09. Conjure One & Jeza - Wolves at the Door 10. Jon Gurd - New Light 11. Genix & Towera Smith - Be Free (Chill Out Mix) 12. Stoneface & Terminal feat. Sue McLaren - Save Me (Lean Back Mix) 13. Eskadet - Souviens-toi 14. Flowers on Monday - Pirates Of The Sun (Ambient Version) 15. CHILL OF THE MOMENT: Aubrey Fry - The Loop 16. Genix - 303 Me (Chill Out Mix) 17. Sarah Russell & Raz Nitzan - Borrowed Time (Moonnight Remix) 18. Eskadet - Emprise 19. Tycoos & Kate Miles - Edge Of Paradise (Deme3us Remix) 20. Bona Fide - Euphoria (Ambient Version) 21. Arneksis - Your Gentle Touch 22. Marco Torrance - Rugia III 23. CLASSIC CHILL TUNE: Coast 2 Coast feat. Discovery - Home (Chillout In The Sunsetrain Mix)

Green and Growing with Ashley Frasca
Squirrels Digging & Fresh Flowers 5/14/22 Hour 2

Green and Growing with Ashley Frasca

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 31:58


Unwanted Zoysia, keeping squirrels out of beds, and talking cut gardens and flower arrangements with Julie and Traci!