Kiss the Earth Archive: July, 2009

Woodpecker attack

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Am feeling a bit like Job. As if it weren't enough that the garden's been slimed this year by more fungus and bad-actor insects than I've seen... Read more

Blight blech!

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Here's what late blight looks like, but don't panic. Other diseases bear a maddening resemblance to the scary fungus that's been attacking... Read more

Late blight

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Late blight, that scary fungal disease popping up in fields and gardens up and down the East Coast, is the talk of home gardeners. We're all... Read more

Our wet spring

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Our cool, wet spring produced a glorious bounty of flowers. We all remarked that it was one of the most sparkling springs we'd seen in years... Read more

Coneflower bizarro

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An alien has invaded my coneflower world! At Mt. Cuba last week I learned about a disease that afflicts these otherwise pretty tough and beautiful... Read more

Coneflower time

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It's coneflower time! For the next couple of weeks, these Echinacea purpurea - purple coneflowers - will be looking fabulous. Then the deadheading... Read more

Tree adventures

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This is a landlubber's view of the new Out on a Limb-Tree Adventure exhibit at Morris Arboretum. It's scheduled to open on Saturday but workers... Read more