Spring Gardening, Invention of Nature
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 246
- Mar 4, 2016 11:00 pm
- 1:42:18 mins
Spring Gardening (1:02) Guests: Taun Beddes, Horticulturist and Gardening Expert at the Utah County Extension of Utah State University; Michael Caron, Expert Gardener at the Utah County Extension of Utah State University at Thanksgiving Point February was a record hot month for Planet Earth, according to satellite measurements. Climate scientists say a near-record El Nino weather pattern is partly to blame, since El Nino brings warmth and water – especially on the West Coast. And so, the tulips are popping up around here and I’m bracing for the need to start mowing my lawn before long. With that in mind, we’ve assembled our panel of yard and garden experts to get the latest thinking on how what your lawn, garden, flower beds and trees need right now. The Invention of Nature (51:17) Guest: Andrea Wulf, Author of “The Invention of Nature: Alexander Von Humboldt’s New World” Alexander von Humboldt was the most famous man you’ve never heard of. He was a German aristocrat who invented nature as we know it today: the idea that earth is a web of interconnected life; that the health of a tree in a forest depends on the soil and the sky and the other plants and animals. Humboldt was so admired that after his death in the mid-1800s, tens of thousands of people crammed the streets in cities around the world to celebrate him. If there’s a county, river, park or bay called Humboldt near you, it’s named after Alexander von Humboldt. And yet, this is probably the first time you’re hearing about him, isn’t it?