Kiss the Earth Archive: May, 2011

The great escape

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Don't know about you, but I clocked a lot of hours in the garden over this three-day holiday, to the point where a) I was thoroughly exhausted... Read more

Sure-bet plants

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I love it when local experts, who know our climate and growing conditions, recommend plants that will thrive in Philadelphia-area gardens.... Read more

Late blight

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This is a nice healthy tomato plant, one that Meg McGrath, an associate professor of plant pathology at Cornell, no doubt would wish for all... Read more

Toujours Nemours

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Spent a lovely afternoon at Nemours yesterday with Grace Gary, executive director, who's a whiz in a golf cart and an entertaining guide. We... Read more

Nemours' vista

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This is the signature view at Nemours. Actually, the view back to the mansion from the Temple of Love, which features a gorgeous statue of... Read more

Diana the huntress

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Here she is - Diana the huntress, cast by Jean-Antoine Houdon, who was a friend of Benjamin Franklin when Franklin was minister to France.... Read more

Highrise gardening

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This is Elsie Hossack on the terrace of her 25th-floor condo at the Kennedy House on JFK Boulevard. She has spectacular views of City Hall... Read more

Friendship flower

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That would be the iris, and this photo is of the Carol Ann Moyer Iris Garden, now in full bloom at Delaware Valley College in Doylestown. (Photo... Read more