Kiss the Earth Archive: May, 2013

A spirit of sacredness and serenity and oneness with nature

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That's how Charlie Dagit described the gardens he visited in Kyoto and other Japanese cities more than 20 years ago, and it aptly describes... Read more

A "dream catcher" worthy of the name

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You know the old saying. In its first year, a plant sleeps. In the second year, it creeps. Come the third year, it leaps! This, as you may... Read more

Koke-what?

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Peter Smith is already wellknown for his ultra hip urban garden shop - City Planter - in Northern Liberties. Now, he's become the kokedama... Read more

And the hummingbirds returned a bit early

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Over the weekend I received an update on the Horticulture Center gardens in west Fairmount Park. They're known as the Centennial Gardens, named... Read more

They grow everything big in Texas

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I'm talking tomato cages here. These are 24 inches' diameter and 6 feet tall with 2-foot extensions! I need 'em this big to accommodate the... Read more

Impatient with impatiens-sellers

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Every garden center I've visited this spring has been selling at least a few Impatiens walleriana, the common impatiens that has been dogged... Read more

A trip to "Mrs. Martin's place"

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What an outing! Yesterday I tagged along with four ladies from the Maple Glen Gardening Club in Montgomery County as they made their annual... Read more