Kiss the Earth Archive: July, 2011

Cabbages, turnips and onions

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The garden at the Antes Plantation is 44 feet by 44 feet, surrounded by an oak fence that more or less keeps the deer out. The tools are all... Read more

Some kitchen garden

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This is Jacqueline Daley, who showed me around the kitchen garden at the Henry Antes plantation in Perkiomenville today. Never heard of the... Read more

ESP

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ESP - that's Eastern State Penitentiary on Fairmount Avenue, which I pass every day on my way to and from work. Lately I've noticed the garden... Read more

True grit

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What to make of this? For several weeks, we've been wondering whether this is a desirable plant or a weed. Somehow it didn't seem like a weed... Read more

In pursuit of purslane

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For years, I've been reading about purslane, that plump, glossy-leaved, so-called weed that's supposed to be delicious in salads. Last night... Read more

Rain art

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I'd given up hope that any of those "scattered thunder showers" being touted on TV would ever hit my part of the city, but last night, as I... Read more

Pretty little self

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Already the catalogues are touting seeds for fall vegetables, and it's amazing to see the beauty of some varieties. You really wouldn't mind... Read more

Hello, Sweety!

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One of the fun things about visiting public gardens beyond our region and comfort zone is the fact that you see new plants that you can easily... Read more