Kiss the Earth Archive: May, 2011

Pastor Dave

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Most gardeners I know talk about being in their garden as, among other things, almost a religious experience. It's a place that naturally lends... Read more

Do not disturb

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Voila! Here is the privacy screen on my patio, a virtual wall of laurels. Six years down the road, they've finally achieved enough height and... Read more

Wisteria in check

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That title seems a bit of an oxymoron. The typical wisteria - Chinese or Japanese - is in check for, what, five minutes? This is my American... Read more

Rittenhouse finery

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You take your chances with outside events this time of year. Yesterday the near-century-old Rittenhouse Square Flower Market nearly washed... Read more

Addition of division

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Plant division is the garden's gift to us after years of hard work and expense. Dig up this heuchera or some other well-established perennial... Read more

A day of total pink

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There's nothing quite like the pale pink of an early spring peony. This exquisite specimen is literally unfolding in my garden. Scent is sublime... Read more

The peony lady

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That's what friends call Eleanor Tickner, of Edgmont Township, Delaware County, who is co-founder and president of the Mid-Atlantic Peony Society... Read more