Kiss the Earth Archive: June, 2010

Sunflower cheer

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You can't underestimate the power of sunflowers to cheer up a gloomy day/week/life, and lately, there's a lot of gloom to spread around, what... Read more

The lavender life

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Patti and George Lyons operate the Peace Valley Lavender Farm just outside Doylestown, on a hilly property overlooking Lake Galena. If you've... Read more

Beauty and the bees

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Everywhere I go these days, it seems the conversation goes to honey bees - how good they are for gardens (pollinators) and how good their honey... Read more

Veggies at Chanticleer

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You may not think "vegetables" when the name Chanticleer comes up, but during a visit yesterday that was one of the pleasant surprises... Read more

Winterthur

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John Feliciani isn't a name you read about often, which is funny, given that he's been working at Winterthur for 50 years - 39 fulltime, 11... Read more

Mildew and blight

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This is very healthy Italian basil growing in my tomato patch, but I plan to keep a close eye on it. Vegetable disease experts at Cornell University... Read more

Hydrangea heaven

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This is an astonishing spring for hydrangeas. Have you noticed? Last year, with so much rain, the hydrangea display was short-lived and unimpressive... Read more

A perfect day

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After an exhausting weekend of working in my own garden, it was pure pleasure this morning to visit Ric Venzie in his. Ric has two acres in... Read more