Kiss the Earth Archive: May, 2009

Kohlrabi - huh?

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Isn't this a beautiful thing? Kohlrabi. Not exactly a household word. Never had it, never bought it, but a friend - whom I call "veggie... Read more

Freeze-dried

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You know how we're always told not to plant till all danger of frost is past? Who does that? I've ignored that for years and suffered no consequences... Read more

Morning surprise

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Every morning now, I'm cruising around looking at the garden. As the perennials get taller, I see fewer weeds. Blessing or not? I'll take blessing... Read more

Plant combos

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Scott Calhoun is a big-name garden designer, author of Designer Plant Combinations (Storey Publishing, 2008), whose name (and book) popped... Read more

Roses at Wyck

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Spent the morning at Wyck House, yet another historic place in Philadelphia that's tucked away in a verdant pocket of the city but still retains... Read more

Rose season

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Can there be any doubt rose season is under way? It's a thrill every year to note how much the roses have grown. Mine started out like gangbusters... Read more

Magical green

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For gardeners with a plant addiction (is there any other kind??), these are tough times. I've been quite restrained so far this spring, although... Read more

Jenkins reverie

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I spent my morning in this heavenly place - Jenkins Arboretum in Devon, one of many surprising little gems in the Philadelphia area. Just 46... Read more