Kiss the Earth Archive: September, 2008

Truth in advertising

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Plant-sellers are just as prone to hyperbole as anyone else in the marketplace. They know what suckers we are for those claims of bright blooms... Read more

Bad rap

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Growing up in my house, I heard a lot of sneezing during allergy season. Almost everyone but me, it seems, had hay fever and had it bad. I... Read more

Turtlehead

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No, that's not an insult. It's the name of a lovely late summer/early fall wildflower that's blooming now in a partially shady corner of my... Read more

Too late for prayer

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It was too late for prayers for this poor beetle, who was being consumed during praying mantis happy hour yesterday at the Schuylkill Center... Read more

Late summer beauty

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Late summer isn't usually touted as a great gardening time. But it has its own kind of beauty. This was on my mind yesterday as we hiked the... Read more

Making a comeback

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I think my garden's making a comeback. Not that it ever really amounted to much this dry summer, but after all the rain recently, some things... Read more

Sweet autumn clematis

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You can tell fall is on the way. Leaves are starting to fall. It's getting dark earlier. And Clematis terniflora, otherwise known as sweet... Read more

Moonflower

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I've tried to grow moonflower for three years now and never had a single bloom. But this twining vine with the pure white blossoms is worth... Read more