About Author: George Rogers

George Rogers
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George Rogers is the Chair of the Horticulture Program at Palm Beach State College in Palm Beach Gardens.

Posts by George Rogers

  • Jade Vine Strongylodon macrobotrys Fabaceae   Everywhere (horticultural) I’ve been this week I’ve run into, almost literally in my face,  a head-turning green-flowered vine, well named jade vine.    Today is […]

    Jade Vine on St. Patrick’s Day

    Jade Vine Strongylodon macrobotrys Fabaceae   Everywhere (horticultural) I’ve been this week I’ve run into, almost literally in my face,  a head-turning green-flowered vine, well named jade vine.    Today is […]

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  • Ash Fraxinus species Oleaceae Today near Stuart, Florida, I saw ailing Red Bay (Persea borbonia) trees, probably thanks to Laurel Wilt Disease. The victims had characteristic black staining in the […]

    2002 Was Bad for the Lorax

    Ash Fraxinus species Oleaceae Today near Stuart, Florida, I saw ailing Red Bay (Persea borbonia) trees, probably thanks to Laurel Wilt Disease. The victims had characteristic black staining in the […]

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  • Although agaves are a bit “desert” for many Florida pseudo-tropical applications, everything has its place, and we do have two “native” species, which probably came here with Native Americans ever-so-long […]

    Agaves

    Although agaves are a bit “desert” for many Florida pseudo-tropical applications, everything has its place, and we do have two “native” species, which probably came here with Native Americans ever-so-long […]

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  • There never seem to be enough well-behaved, non-invasive-exotic, un-ugly spreading groundcovers for shaded spots. Some may feel with good reason that “spreading” and “well-behaved” do not fit in the same […]

    Philodendron ‘Burle-Marx’ Fills Space in the Shade

    There never seem to be enough well-behaved, non-invasive-exotic, un-ugly spreading groundcovers for shaded spots. Some may feel with good reason that “spreading” and “well-behaved” do not fit in the same […]

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  • (Casuarina equisitifolia, C. glauca, C. cunninghamiana) caz-you-RINE-ah (alternatively in some places caz-you-REEN-ah) Perhaps other plant enthusiasts share my lazy tendency dismiss invasive exotics as nasty, and then give them little […]

    Australian-Pine

    (Casuarina equisitifolia, C. glauca, C. cunninghamiana) caz-you-RINE-ah (alternatively in some places caz-you-REEN-ah) Perhaps other plant enthusiasts share my lazy tendency dismiss invasive exotics as nasty, and then give them little […]

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  •   (aka Climbing Oleander) Strophanthus gratus Slip into your pith helmet and drift away from Florida and I-95 to the 19th Century Congo, where Sir Henry Stanley found Dr. David […]

    Rose Allamanda

      (aka Climbing Oleander) Strophanthus gratus Slip into your pith helmet and drift away from Florida and I-95 to the 19th Century Congo, where Sir Henry Stanley found Dr. David […]

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  • Staggerbush (Coastalplain Staggerbush)  Lyonia fruticosa Fetterbush,  Lyonia lucida (In other regions the name “Fetterbush” applies to different species.) Ericaceae   “Fettered” and “staggering”  describe John Bradford’s and my trip to Halpatioke […]

    Fettered and Staggering Down the Garden Path

    Staggerbush (Coastalplain Staggerbush)  Lyonia fruticosa Fetterbush,  Lyonia lucida (In other regions the name “Fetterbush” applies to different species.) Ericaceae   “Fettered” and “staggering”  describe John Bradford’s and my trip to Halpatioke […]

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  • Coco Plum Chrysobalanus icaco Chrysobalanaceae Cocoplum must be the most-used  and most-pruned native shrub in landscaping.  Why can this species withstand the abuse of periodic hedge-clipping in the service of […]

    Getting to Know Cocoplum a Little Better

    Coco Plum Chrysobalanus icaco Chrysobalanaceae Cocoplum must be the most-used  and most-pruned native shrub in landscaping.  Why can this species withstand the abuse of periodic hedge-clipping in the service of […]

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  • Mimosa strigillosa More info:  CLICK Seems like a constant search in South Florida is for okay groundcovers. There just are not that many for any given situation. I don’t just […]

    Sunshine Mimosa – Native Groundcover

    Mimosa strigillosa More info:  CLICK Seems like a constant search in South Florida is for okay groundcovers. There just are not that many for any given situation. I don’t just […]

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  • Lignum Vitae Guaiacum sanctum (Guajacum sanctum) Zygophyllaceae A huge Royal Poinciana tree, planted maybe eight years ago, dominates a corner of my yard. What was I thinking!? The tree is threatening to […]

    Lignum Vitae – In Case you Build a Submarine

    Lignum Vitae Guaiacum sanctum (Guajacum sanctum) Zygophyllaceae A huge Royal Poinciana tree, planted maybe eight years ago, dominates a corner of my yard. What was I thinking!? The tree is threatening to […]

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