Kiss the Earth Archive: March, 2013

A pint-sized portrait of spring

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Hail the dwarf iris! I'm a newcomer to the joys of these little beauties. My gardening buddy Emily planted these and other spring bulbs around... Read more

Witch hazel: Good for whatever ails ya

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This bucolic scene interrupted a very gray landscape this morning on my walk to the train station. It was chilly, lightly snowing, very hilly... Read more

New for 2013: Some plants and me

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So, everybody make it through flower show rehab? took me a week to recover. It was a great week, in all - exercise, sleep, museum-hopping,... Read more

'If you were selling rocks, I'd buy one."

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This woman actually said that to Phillip Watson, the QVC personality - and how - who sells plants, designs gardens and always fills the seats... Read more

ARTiculture for 2014

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I chose an orchid to illustrate this post 'cause it's a work of art, isn't it? And after Brilliant! comes art. Let's back up. The flower show... Read more

Succulents are hot, baby

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If you don't believe me, head over to the Horticourt and check out the agaves and haworthias. You'll also find books on them in the AIA bookstore... Read more

Mount this over the mantel

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This photo is not cockeyed. This is a staghorn fern that I found at Jerry Fritz' Linden Hill Gardens booth at the show (two booths combined... Read more

In the kitchen with daylilies

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One of many wonderful things about this job is the number of beautiful books that land on my desk. Which is why, from my perspective, it doesn't... Read more