Kiss the Earth Archive: October, 2010

Plantin' time

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A reader wants to know where to buy plumbago ground cover - Classy Groundcovers at www.classygroundcovers.com, for one. (But look around at... Read more

Adios, ivy

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Here's a wide swath of dwarf plumbago (Ceratostigma) or leadwort from my front yard/garden. The stuff is bulletproof! Also beautiful, and unlike... Read more

Pink blueberries

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You read that right - pink blueberries! They're real. I saw them, I tasted them and I hope, soon, to grow them. They're called 'Pink Lemonade... Read more

Waiting for red October

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This is Charles Dagit's garden in Gladwyne. It's very green, designed in Japanese style, and it's been an ongoing project for this modernist... Read more

Swiss Pines

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Swiss Pines is a strange name for a place that calls itself a Japanese garden, but here you go - 19 planted acres (out of 200) along Charlestown... Read more

My lazy adventure

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Couldn't help sharing this photo, taken Sunday in late afternoon at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education in Upper Roxborough,... Read more

Action pots

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I know what I'm doing this weekend: fall containers. I spent the morning with Mary Costello, co-owner of City Planter on Fourth Street in the... Read more

Faithful cherries

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You just can't beat cherry tomatoes. They're first to ripen in summer and last to shut down in fall. I still have a bowlful in the kitchen... Read more