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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 9, 2018

 

Lysimachia

There are about 150 species of perennials and shrubs in the genus Lysimachia.

August 2, 2018

 

Prunella

Prunella is a member of the mint family, so that tells us immediately that it is a vigorous, spreading plant.

July 26, 2018

 

Why I Don’t Like Spiderwort

There’s one plant that self-seeds all over my yard that I pull up whenever I see it, even when it is in flower.

July 19, 2018

 

Honesty Is Only One Of This Plant’s Common Names

This biennial plant has been and remains popular in gardens over many generations.

July 12, 2018

 

Fragrant Freesias

In the Midwest, freesias are almost impossible to grow without a greenhouse.

July 5, 2018

 

John Gerard

Gerard’s Herball is one of a kind and provides a unique insight into which plants were grown in the 16th century in England.

June 28, 2018

 

Isn’t Tricyrtis A More Pleasant Name Than Toad Lily?

Toad lilies are not plants that I’ve been drawn to because the common name is so unappealing.

June 21, 2018

 

Timeless Wonders

As I look at my garden, my eye goes to a few plants that I’ve had for years and feel I could not live without.

June 14, 2018

 

Hummingbird Mint

These are good plants for an informal, colorful, easy-care planting that will show up well from a distance.

June 7, 2018

 

Glorious Glads

The yellow and orange colors of the glads we have today came from the genetic legacy of a variety called Gladiolus primulinus.

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