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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

October 8, 2015


accent bulbs

Unusual Bulbs That Draw The Eye

Fall is the time to be thinking about next spring and especially which new spring-blooming bulbs to plant.

October 1, 2015



Botanical Heirlooms: Peonies

You may think that you have little that is valuable to bequeath to family and friends...

September 24, 2015




Some speedwells are low growing but most are upright with flower spires of blues, violets, pinks and whites.

September 17, 2015


September planting

September Planting

September 10, 2015


dying plant

False Economy

Late last fall I bought a lot of perennials at the end of October, and not one of them came back this past spring.

September 3, 2015


Russian sage

Plant Partners

Bright accents will make any blue/grey background plantings pop!

August 27, 2015




It's also a good idea to amend heavy clay soil by mixing in sand and vegetative matter.

August 20, 2015


curlicue sage

Durable Plants

Silver-leaved plants like Artemisia and sage are heat and drought tolerant as well as being unappetizing to deer and rabbits.

August 13, 2015


Verbena bonariensis

Tall, Skinny, Sun-Loving Verbena Bonariensis

This plant looks a bit like a stick figure with arms and a small mop of lavender blooms on top, mimicking hair.

August 6, 2015


Mexican sunflower

Mexican Sunflowers

These easy-to-grow plants are sometimes used as flowering screens or hedges for privacy in small yards.

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