Kiss the Earth Archive: November, 2011

Stalking the wild mistletoe

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This picture - at Malaga Lake in Franklin Township, N.J. - looks a little spooky, which is not at all a reflection of the mood of our merry... Read more

Autumnberry

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So it's winterberry season already! Saw this at Tyler Arboretum the other day. I've had no luck with winterberry - I think because the male... Read more

Strange beauties

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No, not talking about my garden here. Talking about a small exhibit of succulents on display through Dec. 2 at PHS' McLean library, 20th and... Read more

Bulb time

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It's bulb time, everybody! If you have the energy after this weather-wild year. The young man holding the bag here - a bag of bulbs, of course... Read more

Turkey neck

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Celosia is one flower I've never cared for. Astilbe is another. And shame on me, day lilies and most dahlias. People are going to throw rocks... Read more

Osage orange

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This is the fruit of the osage orange tree, and as you might guess, it's a floral designer's dream. A friend had a bowl of these bumpy chartreuse... Read more

The beauty of millet

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Here's that millet I told you about in a recent post. Besides being a popular ingredient in bird seed, this ancient grain is supposed to be... Read more

Living centerpieces

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Don't know about you, but these days I'm almost as interested in my table's centerpiece as I am in the food being served. So what a treat it... Read more