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Moya Andrews

, originally from Queensland, Australia, served as Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculties at Indiana University until 2004. In the same year, Moya began hosting Focus on Flowers for WFIU. In addition, Moya does interviews for Profiles, is a member of the Bloomington Hospital Board, and authored Perennials Short and Tall from Indiana University Press.

Recent posts by Moya

August 28, 2014

 

sunny rain gardens

Sunny Rain Gardens

Deep-rooted native plants can absorb many inches of rain per day, dramatically reducing run-off into streets.

August 21, 2014

 

xeriscaping

Xeriscaping

The word derives from the Greek word xeros, which means dry.

August 14, 2014

 

strong color

Strong Colors

Some flowers have intense sounding names to match their hues.

August 7, 2014

 

bush clover

A Lacy, Graceful Shrub: Bush Clover

Use this shrub as a focal point or in a shrub border to create fall interest.

July 31, 2014

 

turtlehead

Snappy Little Turtleheads

An interesting native wildflower that grows naturally in wet meadows is chelone lyonii.

July 24, 2014

 

bee dance

Bad For Bees

Some of the plants we buy for our gardens are pretreated with neonicotinoid pesticides that are harmful to bees.

July 17, 2014

 

WAFA flower arrangement

World Association Of Flower Arrangers

Ireland concluded its tenure as the WAFA host country after the June 2014 flower show, and Barbados has begun its three year term.

July 10, 2014

 

Disney Topiary

In the 1960s, at Walt Disney’s request, Bill Evans and the Disney horticultural team began to experiment with topiary.

July 3, 2014

 

disney horticulture

Disney Horticulture

Roughly 80% of the Walt Disney World resort flowers are irrigated using reclaimed water.

June 26, 2014

 

liberty tree

Disney World’s Liberty Tree

The official Disney Horticulture logo is the Liberty Tree, and there is a story about how that choice was made.

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