Kiss the Earth Archive: December, 2011

Meyer on Morris

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Now here's a coffee table book good for at least a mug or two ... Paul Meyer, director of the Morris Arboretum, is the author - or should... Read more

Just like my garage

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Yeah, right! Have you ever seen such organization? I have a brother whose garage looks like this but I didn't get that gene. Farmer Mark Risso... Read more

Farmer Mark

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Meet Farmer Mark Risso from the Longview Center for Agriculture in Collegeville. He's standing in one of the farm's five hoop houses. Note... Read more

Texture-rama

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"Concentrate on texture," Susan Whiteley says. She's an expert on ornamental container design, which should be obvious from this one. It sits... Read more

"Just a mini-garden"

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Susan Whiteley says, "It's just a mini-garden," when asked to explain how she thinks of designing her seasonal containers. Just, just. How... Read more

Mood enhancer

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So I wasn't going to get a Christmas tree this year. Just didn't feel like it. But I was overruled and voila! This was a 9-foot tree bought... Read more

Christmas cactus

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On the one hand ... Christmas cactus is said to be capable of living a very long life. It's easily propagated and good grief, what a bloomer! But... Read more

Your birdfeeding buck

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Gardeners are often enthusiastic birders and vice versa, each having a vested interest in the interest of the other. Now, in the off-season... Read more