Kiss the Earth Archive: January, 2011

Bottle tree

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I saw my first bottle tree a year or two ago, in a garden down South. Here it is. No one explained it and I immediately went online to learn... Read more

Miss metal design

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Miss Metal Design is Stephanie Dwyer, a metal artist in Mississippi who's fascinated by bottle trees and is making a living designing some... Read more

Alan, Koa and Hoa

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Yesterday I visited these guys - Alan Petravich, Koa Kanamee and their chocolate Lab Hoa at their home, called "the blue bottle cottage" on... Read more

Cricket does grunge

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Get a load of the number and variety of paint brushes involved in the building of the Eiffel Tower for the flower show. Of course, these instruments... Read more

That big black smokestack

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In 1887, someone sent a letter in to the newspaper Le Temps calling plans for the Eiffel Tower, meant to commemorate the centennial of the... Read more

Eiffel Tower

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This week construction began on the Eiffel Tower, part of the central feature at this year's flower show. Here you see welder Richard Cousins... Read more

Shake it up

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Don't get excited. We're not rockin' 'n rollin' here, but in the garden world, this is a subject worth getting hepped up about: foundation... Read more

Flower fantasies

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The catalogues are pouring in - Burpee, Heronswood, Cook's Garden, Jackson & Perkins, Gardener's Supply Co., the bulb companies - and as... Read more