Kiss the Earth Archive: January, 2010

Witch hazel

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Witch hazel has a most unfortunate name. Brings to mind Hazel the TV maid and nastiness. But Hamamelis vernalis, a native witch hazel, deserves... Read more

A very berry holly

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Don't think I've ever seen a holly with so many berries on it. This is Ilex 'Dr. Kassab,' a hybrid, at Morris Arboretum, which is know for... Read more

Liriope spicata

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How beautiful is this? This is Liriope spicata, a nonnative grass that's tough, tolerant of wetness and drought, full sun and deep shade, and... Read more

Scott Arboretum

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This is the new Wister Education Center and Greenhouse that opened at Scott Arboretum in Swarthmore in November. It's 5,200 square feet and... Read more

Bear in a cave

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Getting used to the cold! Brushing snow off the car this morning in 28-degree weather with no hat or coat! and it felt great. Thus it feels... Read more

Garden mosaics

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Can't work in the garden these days, but for Barbie Henig, that's no matter. She does her mosaics for the garden and other outdoor uses year-round... Read more