Kiss the Earth Archive: November, 2012

She found a use for avocado skins

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Yes, Brenda Sullivan saves avocado skins! Once you start foraging for natural materials to make miniature gardens, you see possibility in everything... Read more

Reason to drink more champagne

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Brenda Sullivan loves Champagne and sparkling white wine for two reasons. One - obvious. Two - she takes those big fat corks and uses them... Read more

The last word on teasel

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It sounds like something out of a horror story! Love the name. Teasel is one of those dreaded "noxious weeds" that you don't want in your garden... Read more

Even if you don't like mums

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Yes, even if you hate chrysanthemums - and I know there are a lot of you out there - you'll at least find Longwood Gardens' Chrysanthemum Festival... Read more

Forget the white gloves, ladies

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Garden club myths persist. Even garden club members will tell you that: ladies in hats and white gloves. Yeah, right. They wear hats, all right... Read more

My favorite new plant of 2012

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I may have mentioned this a time or two already, but 2012 was not a great season in my garden. Between drought, heat and construction projects... Read more

Surviving the storm

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It isn't often that trouble bypasses the city, and I wouldn't go so far as to say that's what just happened. Lots of friends in city neighborhoods... Read more