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January 26, 2017

 

Golden Wattle in full flower on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia.

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

 

Climbing Mandevilla vine.

Mandevilla Species

Mandevilla flowers are interesting to observe from varied perspectives.

December 4, 2014

 

Euphorbia marginata.

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

 

A cultivated Nerium oleander shrub.

Nerium Oleander

Oleander is a highly toxic plant!

August 22, 2013

 

Gladiolus Callianthus, otherwise known as the 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

 

A Jewel orchid in bloom (with its companion anole in the background!).

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

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

 

Poisonous Peace Lilies

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

June 11, 2009

 

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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