Kiss the Earth Archive: January, 2009

Rhapsody in green

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I was almost too embarrassed to contact Walt Fisher, known as "the Botticelli of bulbs," to ask about my amaryllis. He and I had... Read more

Time to spend

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I shot this photo of a rather frozen purple coneflower the other day to remind myself that gardens in winter can be beautiful. It reminds me... Read more

Eat the view

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Now comes word that Roger Doiron, of the Maine-based nonprofit group Kitchen Gardeners International (www.kitchengardeners.org) has pulled... Read more

Foggy glasses

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It was warm inside this hoop house the other day, a memory that popped up this morning as I drove to work. My feet and fingers were numb and... Read more

Lovely bones

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Horticulturists like to talk about the "bones" of a garden, a concept that practically hit me over the head this morning. I took... Read more

Persimmon breakout

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One of the coolest things about an old forest is the idea that underneath the suffocating vines and elderly trees are plants just waiting to... Read more

Wintry mix

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How's this for a wintry mix? T'was a chilly scene in the Wissahickon over the weekend. Even as we brace for snow and sleet this afternoon,... Read more