Kiss the Earth Archive: June, 2009

Kong times 2

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Not long ago I posted something about my new Kong coleus, which I planted in a large container with an orange canna. This prompted a reader... Read more

Oswego tea

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Here's a splash of red from the garden - Monarda 'Jacob Cline,' otherwise known as Oswego tea, bergamot, horsemint or, most commonly, bee balm... Read more

Dead nettle

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The name always makes me laugh - dead nettle. Sounds horrible. This is another name for lamium, a ground cover that is popping up in nurseries... Read more

Liriope jungle

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A friend recently asked, "What do you think of liriope as a ground cover?" I had to laugh. I'd spent several hours earlier that day... Read more

Kong coleus

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You may have noticed even more coleus varieties at your garden center this spring. This is a plant that our mothers liked a lot, but like clothing... Read more

Dream catcher

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Can I just say, this plant is rocket-propelled!? This is 'Dream catcher,' a beauty bush aka Kokwitzia amabilis. Never heard of it until someone... Read more

Creekside hideaway

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How's this for creekside dining? We visited a friend in this delightful setting on Sunday night and enjoyed wine and finger food as the sun... Read more