Kiss the Earth Archive: December, 2010

Scenes from a fridge

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Yesterday I was over at Morris Arboretum, where the chilled air made me think I was inside a refrigerator. OK, maybe I was thinking refrigerator... Read more

Pruning paranoia

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Few tasks in the garden are as daunting as pruning, which many gardeners do with abandon - and not much else. Feels good to get out there and... Read more

Wildlife tree

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This is a peanut "icicle" made by Molly Sahner of New Hope and her daughter Katie at Bowman Hill Wildflower Preserve (also in New... Read more

Color Christmas orange

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If I tried this, you know it'd end up looking more Halloween than Christmas. But at Longwood, it's gorgeous - 'Snow Crystals,' a pure white... Read more

"Our biggest tree"

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In my previous post, you see a photo of one of Longwood's Christmas trees. It's a 28-foot Douglas fir, and Longwood historian (and jack-of-all-trades)... Read more

Longwood Christmas

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Christmas at Longwood is always a treat, but usually I'm racing around interviewing people with no time to spare. Today was different. Today... Read more

Shrubs are our friends

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That was the gist of the headline on my story on Friday. A little corny, but true enough. Don't know about you, but I'm looking for all the... Read more

Tree Tenders

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This is Mindy Maslin, founder of Tree Tenders, a 17-year-old program of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society whose volunteers now number... Read more