Kiss the Earth Archive: October, 2008

Walking aster

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Here's a late bloomer for you: Aster carolinianis or walking aster, and it's just beginning to bloom in my garden. This plant has the typical... Read more

Frost to come

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The forecast calls for frost tonight and my email inbox is lighting up with friends' lamentations. Time to pull out the elephant ears! Quick... Read more

Empress impressions

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Two years ago, a dozen baby Paulownia tomentosas - also known as empress or princess trees - were planted in Logan Square around the fountain... Read more

Mum's the word

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This time of year is so predictable, from a floral point of view. It's pot-mum madness, which comes before poinsettia madness, which precedes... Read more

Japanese garden

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I love this photo. It's just a cluster of leaves from one of many Japanese maple trees in Portland's Japanese Garden. This is such an inspirational... Read more

Chaos is easy

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I was waiting for a cloudy day to post this photo, because I shot it after a brief rain shower at the Classical Chinese Garden in Portland. This... Read more

Light

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I'm a word person, not much of a photographer. But visiting the giant rose garden in Portland - 8,000 roses are on display here! - got me thinking... Read more

Floral can-can

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A writer for the New York Times once described Portland's Chinese Garden as one that "relies on pattern, structure and metaphor instead... Read more