Kiss the Earth Archive: February, 2013

Chard shows up on a cricket pitch

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Swiss chard, especially the neon-stemmed variety known as 'Bright Lights,' is everywhere these days. You have to wonder if anyone ever eats... Read more

Guerrilla gardening in your own back yard

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Seed balls. We're not talking sesame seeds here. We're talking about a tradition supposedly started by American Indians, who embedded corn... Read more

An invite: 'The snowdrops first upon the scene ...'

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Wanted to share this delightful invitation to a snowdrop fest! or "Galanthus gala," as the host is calling it. It's snowdrop season, at long... Read more

92 umbrellas - and even more flowers - by David

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The exhibit is called "London Fog," and the fog machine was already puffing when I got to the Convention Center a little while ago to watch... Read more

NO! I AM NOT GOING TO SAY BRILLIANT!

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Yes, this is a pile of recycled hoses in front of Big Ben, which is slowly taking shape. I'm calling it a pile, but it's flower show art made... Read more

Oh, those rowdy suburbanites headed for the show

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Well, don't this beat all! SEPTA is suspending "quiet cars" on Regional Rail lines during Flower Show week. What, you don't think show-bound... Read more

Man cave: The next generation

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This scene looks like my back yard, which is too bad for me. Never-ending construction projects in the house have meant piles of stuff all... Read more

Here's Ben: Big and blank, but not for long

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Here's Big Ben in the midst of his plaza-in-the-making. Looks pretty bare, doesn't he? He's 38 feet tall, about as big as the Eiffel Tower... Read more