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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

September 26, 2013

 

globe thistle

Textured Flowers

Sometimes we focus so much on the color of flowers that we forget about their other significant attributes.

September 19, 2013

 

bronze fennel

Feathery Fennel

I have used fennel as filler with all sorts of flowers and have come up with some really fun arrangements!

September 12, 2013

 

anemones

Japanese Anemone Colonies

Japanese anemones have nice foliage that stifles weeds...and they seem intent on garden domination!

September 5, 2013

 

firethorn

Pyracanthas’ Berries Brighten Winter Landscape

Pyracantha is a shrub with evergreen glossy foliage and broad spreading growth. One disadvantage is its thorns, thus the common name of firethorn.

August 29, 2013

 

Ismene

Ismene

Sometimes Ismene is called the Peruvian daffodil because of its shape.

August 22, 2013

 

peacock orchid.

Tropical Summer Bulbs Are Worth The Effort

Summer bulbs are labor intensive, as they have to be dug and stored each fall; however, they add immeasurably to the diversity of the summer garden.

August 15, 2013

 

black gamecock

Louisiana Iris ‘Black Gamecock’

Louisiana iris are easy to grow in the Midwest if you have good soil, moisture and space for them to spread.

August 8, 2013

 

red-veined sorrel, feverfew

Herbal Companions Help To Fill Out A Bouquet

Just about any herb you grow can be used as filler to increase the impact of a few garden flowers in a vase.

August 1, 2013

 

bleeding heart 'gold heart'

Eye-Catching Chartreuse

I have recently become besotted with chartreuse foliage, even though, or perhaps because, it is a color that I have never been able to wear.

July 25, 2013

 

english garden

America’s Romance

Many American gardeners have tried to imitate aspects of English gardens.

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