Kiss the Earth Archive: October, 2012

Work with the socks you've got

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And how lucky you are if you've got this little beauty - Rabdosia longituba 'Tube Socks." This is a simple, elegant arrangement done by Joe... Read more

I got those sugar maple blues

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Uh oh. That's all I could think when I saw this remarkable sugar maple at Awbury Arboretum yesterday. It's an apt and glorious greeting, entirely... Read more

And you thought nothing was happening out there

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Yesterday morning as the sun was coming up, I ventured outside to collect berries, dried seedheads, interesting leaves and grasses, for the... Read more

Resisting temptation is a new sensation

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This is the first year in awhile that I'm not planting in the fall, though I'm tempted by the idea of putting in masses of spring-blooming... Read more

Finally, a taste of my own medicine

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For all those folks I've landed on with little notice, for everyone who's opened their garden (and heart) to me only to be plastered all over... Read more

Pressing on, into the end zone

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Hadn't been to Chanticleer in awhile, and a cold, wet day isn't the best time to visit. But I was amazed. Look at this creation of Jonathan... Read more

It's basil-bustin' time

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This basil's doing way better than mine. Mine is almost done for the season - leaves are curled up and getting crisp and yellow, everything... Read more

Looks like a fallberry to me

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Yesterday on a visit to Longwood I came across this extraordinary sight. Looked a bit like beautyberry but it's the wrong color. Could it... Read more