Kiss the Earth

Rabbit food and other daydreams

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Nothing like a little time off to purge the brain of stressful thoughts and to make room for the fun stuff, as in: What should my vegetable... Read more

An autumn walkabout at Jenkins

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It's so cold today, I almost forgot what it was like at Jenkins last week - a balmy 63 degrees - when I took a walkabout with Steve Wright... Read more

Musings on the meadow at Mt. Cuba

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Guess I was tired when I pulled in to Mt. Cuba Center in Hockessin, Del., this morning. Been a rough couple of weeks for us folks in old media... Read more

A once-in-a-lifetime coincidence

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I mentioned this in an earlier post: Thanksgiving falls on Nov. 28 this year, which coincides with the beginning of Hanukkah. This is a fun... Read more

Of toad lilies and sea oats

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Spend a few hours with a talented floral designer and you get all sorts of ideas. This was one of five designs done by Crescentia Motzi of... Read more

October tomatoes: Am I missing something?

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I go much of the summer without a decent tomato crop. By September, most of my plants have shut down production, leaving a few for me to think... Read more

A tribute to Ann Stookey

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I will never forget my interview with Ann Stookey in May, 2010. Ann was an accomplished floral designer and choral singer, but my interest... Read more

A new perspective on black walnuts: mess or meal?

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That is how my buddy Steve Saffier, director of the Audubon At Home Program for Audubon Pennsylvania, describes his experience with this year's... Read more