Kiss the Earth Archive: April, 2010

Forget-me-not

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How's this for what ails you? This is Ann Rosenberg's woodland garden in Bryn Mawr, an airy cloud of forget-me-nots, yellow primula, mountain... Read more

Native plants

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They're everywhere and we could do worse! Here's another tiarella or foam flower - 'Brandywine,' which was one of the plants featured at a... Read more

Tree peony

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Can there be anything more beautiful in springtime than this, a fully open, pink peony after an evening's rain? The fragrance is sublime -... Read more

Begoniacs

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Came across this heirloom begonia on Monday at Lloyd and Candy Traven's Peace Tree Farm up in Kintnersville, Bucks County. It's called 'Caravan... Read more

Tiarella

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This is another plant from Ann Stookey's garden in Chestnut Hill, and it illustrates perfectly her interest in filling her extensive beds with... Read more

The color green

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Have you ever thought of creating a green garden? That sounds rather obvious, but I mean using green as the dominant color in the landscape... Read more

Solomon's seal

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This is my favorite-du-jour - variegated Solomon's seal, which supposedly is related to lily-of-the-valley. You can see the resemblance in... Read more

Cilantrophile

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So the very day I'm celebrating another attempt at growing cilantro, the New York Times has a page one story about this pungent herb's mixed... Read more