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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

May 14, 2015



Deer-Proof Hellebores

Common names for these wonderful plants are Christmas rose or Lenten rose, depending on the species and time of bloom.

May 7, 2015


white carnations

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is a truly floral holiday.

April 30, 2015


rose stems

Misleading Myths

As well as wonderful quotations, C. L. Fornari's handy book contains a lot of useful advice.

April 23, 2015



Bulb Flowers

For flower lovers, the ability to step out into the garden and pick a fistful of blooms for a vase, is one of spring’s great pleasures.

April 16, 2015


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Earth Day

We should ask questions before we purchase our plants this spring. It's important to know whether pesticides that put our bees at risk have been used.

April 9, 2015


alice waters

The Passion Of Alice Waters

Because Earth Day is coming up, let’s pay homage to Alice Waters.

April 2, 2015



Fragrance In Our Gardens

Scientists have found odor receptors in nearly every organ in the human body!

March 26, 2015



Winston Churchill’s Love Of Nature

I love the informality of Churchill’s flower paintings, with simple vases containing bunches of garden blooms.

March 19, 2015


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Japanese Tree Lilac

Japanese Tree Lilac is a useful, adaptable ornamental tree.

March 12, 2015


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Carolina Silverbell Tree

Carolina Silverbells used to be hard to find and were rarely seen in home gardens, but now I'm determined to find one!

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