Kiss the Earth Archive: November, 2008

Runner-up

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Here's the runner-up: Cedrus deodara 'Electra,' a Himalayan cedar with some of the most striking foliage I've seen. It was feathery, a cool... Read more

The winner is ...

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The winner of the new-tree sweepstakes: Picea pungens 'Iseli fastigiate,' a Colorado blue spruce, described as "extremely ornamental"... Read more

So many choices

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Despite the cold, last Saturday Randy and I headed out to Colibraro's nursery in Horsham, a neat place we'd never heard of and that isn't open... Read more

My cover-up

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In 2007, mindful that we should be rotating vegetable crops in the garden so the soil doesn't get depleted or diseased, I planted my second-season... Read more

Fake camellia

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Look at this! It's my Japanese Stewartia tree, a.k.a. Stewartia pseudocamellia, which is a bit of an unfortunate botanical name. How could... Read more

Lacebark pine

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The other night, over dinner with some gardening friends, I mentioned my search for a beautiful tree to replace a dead dogwood. I'd just been... Read more

Planting time

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With winter on the way, it's a bit counterintuitive, but this is a great time to plant trees and perennials. And just our luck, it coincides... Read more