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January 26, 2017

 

golden wattle

Acacias And Australia’s Golden Wattle

January 26 is Australia Day, and the floral emblem of Australia is the golden wattle.

December 8, 2016

 

Schlumbergera buckleyi

Holiday Cactus

Depending on when they bloom, members of the Schlumbergera genus are called either Thanksgiving or Christmas cactuses.

April 21, 2016

 

mandevilla vine

Mandevilla Species

Mandevilla flowers are interesting to observe from varied perspectives.

December 4, 2014

 

euphorbia

The Versatility Of Euphorbia

Euphorbias are becoming more popular with gardeners recently, as they are versatile, easy- to-grow and deer resistant.

January 2, 2014

 

oleander

Nerium Oleander

Oleander is a highly toxic plant!

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.

December 8, 2011

 

jewel orchid

Jewel Orchids As House Plants

Jewel orchid's foliage guarantees a handsome house plant even when it is not in bloom.

October 28, 2010

 

tender tropicals-cropped

Tender Tropicals

All tropical plants must be kept from freezing and stored in a state of dormancy. Lack of warmth inhibits growth, which is why cool temperatures are best.

September 17, 2009

 

A close up of the poisonous, peace lilly.

Poisonous Peace Lilies

In her book Wicked Plants, Amy Stewart explains about houseplants that are toxic.

June 11, 2009

 

brazil

Roberto Burle Marx, Brazilian Landscape Designer

We can learn more about the use of color in the garden from the designs of famous Brazilian landscape designer, Roberto Burle Marx. Learn more...

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