Kiss the Earth Archive: March, 2009

Hero of the planet

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This is winter jasmine on the Swarthmore College campus yesterday. Even this lovely place looks dreary in mud season. Besides the jasmine,... Read more

Andalusia

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This is one of my favorite views on the old Biddle estate known as Andalusia, on the banks of the Delaware River about 13 miles from Center... Read more

Hellebores

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Nothing identifies you as a garden addict like familiarity with the Helleborus or Christmas rose, which in some places starts blooming around... Read more

Fragrant viburnum

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Here's something fun: Fragrant viburnum. Not a fragrant viburnum, but the ... Viburnum farreri, on the grounds of the Barnes Foundation arboretum... Read more

A touch of spring

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As if the flower show, Daylight Savings and the weekend's balmy temperatures weren't enough of a clue that spring is on the way, here's something... Read more

What we liked

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It's not easy being a flower show. Everybody has two cents' worth of opinions, which they freely share. Some folks are a snap to please. Some... Read more

What we didn't like

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The list of things I didn't like is much shorter than what I liked. These are my thoughts, along with ideas I got from speaking to lots of... Read more

"Living art"

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Sometimes when I look at bonsai, I wonder what would happen if those trees weren't manipulated quite so much, if they were left in the wild... Read more