Copyright (c) 2014 CraftStylish.com en-us Fine Gardening - "Kiss My Aster" blog entries Fine Gardening - "Kiss My Aster" blog entries http://www.finegardening.com/blog/kiss-my-aster Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:03:36 -0500 Fine Gardening - "Kiss My Aster" blog entries Fine Gardening - "Kiss My Aster" blog entries http://www.finegardening.com/assets/images/cs_logo_sm.jpg http://www.finegardening.com/blog/kiss-my-aster <![CDATA[Late Summer Sprawl: Tomatoes and Tomatillos]]> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 15:59:12 -0500 http://www.finegardening.com/item/29533/late-summer-sprawl-tomatoes-and-tomatillos http://www.finegardening.com/item/29533/late-summer-sprawl-tomatoes-and-tomatillos Late Summer Sprawl: Tomatoes and Tomatillos Posted by KissMyAster
It's been HOT out there. My tomatoes are getting AGGRESSIVE. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Orange Is The New Green]]> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 15:25:20 -0500 http://www.finegardening.com/item/29467/orange-is-the-new-green http://www.finegardening.com/item/29467/orange-is-the-new-green Orange Is The New Green Posted by KissMyAster
We've got a ripe pumpkin already, it's only August. Now what? ]]>
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<![CDATA[The Summer Cold]]> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 12:32:27 -0500 http://www.finegardening.com/item/29047/the-summer-cold http://www.finegardening.com/item/29047/the-summer-cold The Summer Cold Posted by KissMyAster
I'm home, sick and in bed. Not gardening. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Which Would You Choose? Kitchen Compost Collectors]]> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 17:53:53 -0500 http://www.finegardening.com/item/28653/which-would-you-choose-kitchen-compost-collectors http://www.finegardening.com/item/28653/which-would-you-choose-kitchen-compost-collectors Which Would You Choose? Kitchen Compost Collectors Posted by KissMyAster
I woke up this morning, walked into the kitchen and all of a sudden the kitchen scrap collection method we've been using for years just didn't cut the mustard greens anymore... ]]>
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<![CDATA[I have a Crack and Weed Problem]]> Sun, 30 Jun 2013 19:16:42 -0500 http://www.finegardening.com/item/28495/i-have-a-crack-and-weed-problem http://www.finegardening.com/item/28495/i-have-a-crack-and-weed-problem I have a Crack and Weed Problem Posted by KissMyAster
You see these weed-busting theories flying around the 'net, especially on Pinterest, and I wanted to test for myself what works and what's a stupid waste of time... ]]>
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<![CDATA[The Break Up]]> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 18:35:34 -0500 http://www.finegardening.com/item/28324/the-break-up http://www.finegardening.com/item/28324/the-break-up The Break Up Posted by KissMyAster
Go away. You weren't supposed to BE here. We broke up last fall... (View photos first!) ]]>
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<![CDATA[Battle of the Creeps]]> Thu, 30 May 2013 15:06:15 -0500 http://www.finegardening.com/item/28028/battle-of-the-creeps http://www.finegardening.com/item/28028/battle-of-the-creeps Battle of the Creeps Posted by KissMyAster
BIG FIGHT! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Swearing for Gardeners: Holy @#$#%#!]]> Mon, 27 May 2013 15:58:12 -0500 http://www.finegardening.com/item/28020/swearing-for-gardeners-holy http://www.finegardening.com/item/28020/swearing-for-gardeners-holy Swearing for Gardeners: Holy @#$#%#! Posted by KissMyAster
Hey, I'm ALL for trees. And I'm all for enthusiastically trying to reproduce oneself all over the place. Wait. Whaaa? ]]>
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<![CDATA[Chic Garden Stuff (Totally Disappointment Free!): The Chicago Botanic Garden's Antique and Garden Fair]]> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 15:44:46 -0500 http://www.finegardening.com/item/27437/chic-garden-stuff-totally-disappointment-free-the-chicago-botanic-gardens-antique-and-garden-fair http://www.finegardening.com/item/27437/chic-garden-stuff-totally-disappointment-free-the-chicago-botanic-gardens-antique-and-garden-fair Chic Garden Stuff (Totally Disappointment Free!): The Chicago Botanic Garden's Antique and Garden Fair Posted by KissMyAster
I've seen a lot of stuff lately and most of it has bummed me out. This left me buzzzzzzzzzing! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Push Th' Little Daisies ]]> Sun, 14 Apr 2013 18:04:17 -0500 http://www.finegardening.com/item/27328/push-th-little-daisies http://www.finegardening.com/item/27328/push-th-little-daisies Push Th' Little Daisies Posted by KissMyAster
While I'm not totally anti-lawn, I do think you can have too much lawn.... And I do. ]]>
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<![CDATA[The Boring Post About Houseplants]]> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 21:00:58 -0500 http://www.finegardening.com/item/26753/the-boring-post-about-houseplants http://www.finegardening.com/item/26753/the-boring-post-about-houseplants The Boring Post About Houseplants Posted by KissMyAster
Every garden blogger has to do a post about their houseplants at least once a year. Today's the day. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Oooh Afternoon Delight!]]> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 15:49:11 -0500 http://www.finegardening.com/item/26642/oooh-afternoon-delight http://www.finegardening.com/item/26642/oooh-afternoon-delight Oooh Afternoon Delight! Posted by KissMyAster
It's the perfect time of year to get away to a good greenhouse and buy yourself some plants and breathe in some warm and steamy plant-filled air. Restorative, really. ]]>
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<![CDATA[I Would If I Could, But I Can't]]> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 19:32:08 -0500 http://www.finegardening.com/item/26350/i-would-if-i-could-but-i-cant http://www.finegardening.com/item/26350/i-would-if-i-could-but-i-cant I Would If I Could, But I Can't Posted by KissMyAster
I have the time, the itch- But not the weather... ]]>
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<![CDATA[The Case of the Rapidly Diminishing Hedge Apples]]> Sat, 26 Jan 2013 17:13:42 -0500 http://www.finegardening.com/item/26300/the-case-of-the-rapidly-diminishing-hedge-apples http://www.finegardening.com/item/26300/the-case-of-the-rapidly-diminishing-hedge-apples The Case of the Rapidly Diminishing Hedge Apples Posted by KissMyAster
They were there, then they weren't.... Whodunit? ]]>
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<![CDATA[Winter Containers: The Good, But Possibly Iffy (Part 2)]]> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 15:43:39 -0500 http://www.finegardening.com/item/25676/winter-containers-the-good-but-possibly-iffy-part-2 http://www.finegardening.com/item/25676/winter-containers-the-good-but-possibly-iffy-part-2 Winter Containers: The Good, But Possibly Iffy (Part 2) Posted by KissMyAster
Now, these may not all be my personal taste, but they are all done well and you can tell that it is the homeowners' taste, for reals. ]]>
http://www.finegardening.com/item/25676/winter-containers-the-good-but-possibly-iffy-part-2
<![CDATA[The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: An Encyclopedia of Outdoor Winter Decor (Part 1: The Train Wrecks)]]> Fri, 30 Nov 2012 23:54:01 -0500 http://www.finegardening.com/item/25620/the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly-an-encyclopedia-of-outdoor-winter-decor-part-1-the-train-wrecks http://www.finegardening.com/item/25620/the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly-an-encyclopedia-of-outdoor-winter-decor-part-1-the-train-wrecks The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: An Encyclopedia of Outdoor Winter Decor (Part 1:  The Train Wrecks) Posted by KissMyAster
There just isn't enough info out there on how-to (or how not to) do your winter pots, beds and garlands. Here is all you need to know, in 3 (maybe 4) parts... ]]>
http://www.finegardening.com/item/25620/the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly-an-encyclopedia-of-outdoor-winter-decor-part-1-the-train-wrecks
<![CDATA[Asterzilla vs. Mumthra]]> Thu, 01 Nov 2012 15:54:33 -0500 http://www.finegardening.com/item/25195/asterzilla-vs-mumthra http://www.finegardening.com/item/25195/asterzilla-vs-mumthra Asterzilla vs. Mumthra Posted by KissMyAster
Clearly, I'm an aster person. I wouldn't have named my blog (and most of my life) Kiss My Aster if I wasn't in love with them. But I wasn't always... ]]>
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<![CDATA[Hey Girl- The Autumn Edition]]> Sun, 07 Oct 2012 17:48:46 -0500 http://www.finegardening.com/item/24911/hey-girl-the-autumn-edition http://www.finegardening.com/item/24911/hey-girl-the-autumn-edition Hey Girl- The Autumn Edition Posted by KissMyAster
Gardener Gosling is feelin' the season and wants to watch It's the Great Pumpkin,Charlie Brown with you after a fun-filled day of leaf raking. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Take Better Garden Photos (Aster Style!)]]> Sun, 16 Sep 2012 20:54:34 -0500 http://www.finegardening.com/item/24631/how-to-take-better-garden-photos-aster-style http://www.finegardening.com/item/24631/how-to-take-better-garden-photos-aster-style How to Take Better Garden Photos (Aster Style!) Posted by KissMyAster
I'm a lousy photographer- especially when it comes to garden shots. But I found something over the weekend that makes my photos WAY more interesting to look at.... ]]>
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<![CDATA[Lava Rockin']]> Mon, 10 Sep 2012 19:23:17 -0500 http://www.finegardening.com/item/24632/lava-rockin http://www.finegardening.com/item/24632/lava-rockin Lava Rockin' Posted by KissMyAster
My midcentury modern ranch is literally encircled in red lava rock. It's laying on top of an ineffective layer of clear plastic. We are in the process of raking it up and doing.... something with it. How does one get rid of this much red lava rock? ]]>
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