Kiss the Earth Archive: April, 2013

"The Juno of our groves"

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That's how Thomas Jefferson described the tulip poplar tree whose seeds he sent to a friend in Paris in 1805, according to the Thomas Jefferson... Read more

I found this before the deer did

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I have no trilliums in my garden - yet. I say yet because soon I'm going to have to have one - or more! These bright white native wildflowers... Read more

Twist and shout or the other way around

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It's redbud season! A spin around the neighborhood last night turned up about a dozen in glorious bloom. Mine is the only weeper, and I love... Read more

Trying to have less of lesser celandine

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What a weird name for a plant! And one that, if you can suspend your animus, is so pretty. Unfortunately, this one's pretty awful. It's blooming... Read more

You'd want 10 of her in your organization

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Pamela Sodi is a woman of many talents. Raised on a farm in New Jersey, she knows how to do just about everything related to plants and flowers... Read more

Support is a wonderful thing for vegetables - and people

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I've wanted to build teepees in the garden for a long time, and actually tried it once. After doing a story about kitchen gardens, I craved... Read more

Elizabeth makes her debut - again

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This is magnolia season, a glorious time of year. I swear, my pink saucer burst into bloom literally overnight this week with the bright sun... Read more

It's tomato season year-round in this place

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This is a new greenhouse on the old Patterson Farm in Yardley. Guess how big? 56,000 square feet, the same area as Michael Jordan's mansion... Read more