Kiss the Earth Archive: August, 2009

Vacation time

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I'm headed out on vacation. Whew! It's about time. Yes, it is - time to attack that stack of books on the bedside table, including "The... Read more

First-year gardener

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Say hey to Morgan Perlman, a 12-year-old from Bala Cynwyd about to enter the seventh grade. He and his parents had a vegetable garden this... Read more

Maurice River

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This week I trucked down to South Jersey to visit the Maurice River Botanical Gardens and Reserve in Heislerville, Cumberland County. It's... Read more

The English garden

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The English garden: Who hasn't had the fantasy? Whether visiting Hampton Court outside London or tootling along a country road, what traveling... Read more

Castor bean in the garden

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I could play a mean game of "Clue." My weapon's the castor bean, my crime site the garden. Easy enough: This member of the Euphorbia... Read more

Cherries

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Over the last week I picked a bowlful of cherries - cherry tomatoes, that is, saving them for Sunday night's dinner. Here's how it went: Bake... Read more

Mummification

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Oh nooooooo! Look at this supermarket display. What's next - scarecrows and pumpkins?! Please. It's barely August and the mums are back. These... Read more

White oak

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This is the "queen" tree, one of two white oaks at Springton Manor Farm that we visited yesterday. She's a big girl, isn't she?... Read more