Kiss the Earth Archive: July, 2011

Annabelle

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'Annabelle,' the old-fashioned hydrangea favorite (that has many interesting new relatives), is tougher than you think. It's extremely popular... Read more

Coal baron's garden

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One thing I've learned: Gardening can change the way you travel. Visiting favorite cousins in Rhode Island this weekend, we made a point of... Read more

Ben's basil farm

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OK, it isn't really a basil farm. We were just teasing Ben Brandoff yesterday. He's got a great little garden behind his rowhouse in Fishtown... Read more

Nina & Edgar

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And here are the creators of that wonderful rooftop container garden in Fishtown - Nina and Edgar, and oh yes, Floyd the bulldog. Nina grew... Read more

Fishtown garden

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Here is the garden I visited yesterday - a rooftop container garden on Leopard Street in Fishtown, across the street from an old brewery (familiar... Read more

Secret garden

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All the times I've been to Morris Arboretum ... and I've never sat here, in this secret little corner overlooking the Rose Garden. There's... Read more

Morris Rose Garden

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The rose garden almost - ALMOST - looked like mine or yours, but of course, not really. It looked like a regular rose garden only in one respect... Read more

Sky garden

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Jim Maloney is a lifelong 'yunker, so it's no surprise that when he decided to plant a garden three years ago, he went up, rather than out... Read more