Kiss the Earth Archive: March, 2012

Six weeks and $300 looks pretty good

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The folks at Camden Children's Garden are nothing if not inventive. They've had to be, what with funding cuts and assorted other issues. They... Read more

Plant that around my neck anytime

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More pressed plant material entries - this one's a necklace, done by Lisa Webb Howe of the formidable Wissahickon Garden Club. Her list of... Read more

An evening bag tres chic

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Even if this evening bag weren't made of plant material, it's worth going crazy over. But it is - made of white peppercorns; basket reed; rambutan... Read more

Bradford pear gets the hook

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You can get your questions answered at the Gardener's Studio, shown here during a talk on green roofs. Or you can head over to the Hort Info... Read more

Purple strawberries make their debut

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So I was chatting up some PHS volunteers at the horticultural information booth this week. What's the strangest question you've gotten? I asked... Read more

Western flowers meet ikebana

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If you've ever tried ikebana, usually simplistically defined as "the Japanese art of flower arranging," you know that it is a complex art whose... Read more

Next time you have a spare horsetail rush

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This necklace in the pressed plant material class was very different from the others. It won second prize, incorporating mustard seeds, Job's... Read more

I swear I saw that lantern swinging

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Why does this give me the creeps? It's a grandfather's clock, handmade by Andre Maiwald of Perkasie, who's selling, with his wife Karen, out... Read more