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  • Palm Beach State College’s solo exhibition of Diane Arrieta’s work, “Misunderstood,” Sept. 15 through Oct. 16, deals with the plight of animals, ecosystems and their struggle with humans. “Living off […]

    Discover Local Artist: Diane Arrieta

    Palm Beach State College’s solo exhibition of Diane Arrieta’s work, “Misunderstood,” Sept. 15 through Oct. 16, deals with the plight of animals, ecosystems and their struggle with humans. “Living off […]

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  •       The Spiderwort Family, Commelinaceae (com-ah-lynn-ACE-ee-ee) combines the world’s most ephermal flowers with the world’s toughest foliage. These plants share the common features of having soft, watery, often […]

    Dayflowers and Spiderworts

          The Spiderwort Family, Commelinaceae (com-ah-lynn-ACE-ee-ee) combines the world’s most ephermal flowers with the world’s toughest foliage. These plants share the common features of having soft, watery, often […]

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  • After almost 15 years of being home to foster families, Place of Hope’s Paxson Campus is in need of renovations. Upgrades to the privately owned main roadway and seven single-family […]

    Local foundations lend leadership support to foster-care campus

    After almost 15 years of being home to foster families, Place of Hope’s Paxson Campus is in need of renovations. Upgrades to the privately owned main roadway and seven single-family […]

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  • Zinnias can take the heat.  Behind my house is a big old flower pot that used to be in the front yard. It fractured, maybe hit by a car, so […]

    Zinnias Like It Hot

    Zinnias can take the heat.  Behind my house is a big old flower pot that used to be in the front yard. It fractured, maybe hit by a car, so […]

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  • Carmona microphylla (Ehretia buxifolia) Boraginaceae Walking in downtown Miami yesterday, my eye was drawn to a particularly fine-looking, uniform, sharply clipped hedge. So I sauntered up for a look and […]

    Fukien Tea

    Carmona microphylla (Ehretia buxifolia) Boraginaceae Walking in downtown Miami yesterday, my eye was drawn to a particularly fine-looking, uniform, sharply clipped hedge. So I sauntered up for a look and […]

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  • Way back, in biblical times and that long again ago, frankincense was a gift to treasure. Used as an incense, stimulating chewing gum, and in fragrant oils, the valuable fragrant […]

    Frankincense, Myrrh, and Gumbo Limbo?

    Way back, in biblical times and that long again ago, frankincense was a gift to treasure. Used as an incense, stimulating chewing gum, and in fragrant oils, the valuable fragrant […]

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  •   Just for the fun of it I have a Venus Fly Trap (Dionaea muscipula) on the back porch. Back in the winter months on a whim I ordered it […]

    Venus Fly Trap

      Just for the fun of it I have a Venus Fly Trap (Dionaea muscipula) on the back porch. Back in the winter months on a whim I ordered it […]

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  • Piper betle Piperaceae The pepper family is a family of medicinal-ornamental cultivated novelties: baquina, black pepper, kava- kava, peperomias, and today’s highlight, betel leaf. Don’t confuse betel leaf with betel nut, […]

    Betel Vine

    Piper betle Piperaceae The pepper family is a family of medicinal-ornamental cultivated novelties: baquina, black pepper, kava- kava, peperomias, and today’s highlight, betel leaf. Don’t confuse betel leaf with betel nut, […]

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  • Two local artists, with striking but different approaches to viewing the environment, will exhibit their works on  October 18 through November 10 at the Armory Art Center in West Palm […]

    Discover Local Artists: Horan and Hansen

    Two local artists, with striking but different approaches to viewing the environment, will exhibit their works on  October 18 through November 10 at the Armory Art Center in West Palm […]

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  • A new exhibit that promises to warm the hearts of dog lovers opens Sept. 16 at the Art Gallery at Eissey Campus at Palm Beach State College in Palm Beach […]

    Discover Local Artists: gone to the dogs

    A new exhibit that promises to warm the hearts of dog lovers opens Sept. 16 at the Art Gallery at Eissey Campus at Palm Beach State College in Palm Beach […]

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