Kiss the Earth Archive: December, 2009

Kitchen garden

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News on the kitchen garden front was excellent this year. We saw First Lady Michelle Obama and an army of helpers break ground in March on... Read more

Jamaica in winter

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That's Jamaica Kincaid, author of My Garden (Book), published a decade ago. Her thoughts on winter in the garden: "It is winter and so... Read more

Winter wonder

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Until meeting naturalist Mary Anne Borge recently, I was one of those people who write off winter as brown, ugly and not worth paying attention... Read more

Dancing feet

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If you saw my story in yesterday's paper - about the Christmas carol singalong at Longwood - you probably guessed that I had a great time.... Read more

A wintry mix

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This is my kind of wintry mix - dusty miller and white amaryllis. How come my dusty miller never looks like this? Probably because I don't... Read more

The divine hazelnut

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Hazelnuts have to be one of nature's best-tasting treats. This is how they look "in the wild," tucked inside their pods, at Bowman's... Read more

R-r-red poinsettia

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I'm getting picky about poinsettias in my old age. They're everywhere about now, and most of what's out there is pretty pathetic looking. So... Read more

Silver Christmas

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Longwood Gardens goes gonzo at Christmas and people eat it up. It's fun to watch people's glasses fog up as they enter the conservatory, and... Read more