Gardening Archive

  • (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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  • Downtown at the Gardens celebrated the Spring season April 5 with a topiary-decorating contest by members of the media. Proceeds from the top three winning topiaries will go to charity […]

    Friends of MacArthur Beach State Park in running for $1,000 prize

    Downtown at the Gardens celebrated the Spring season April 5 with a topiary-decorating contest by members of the media. Proceeds from the top three winning topiaries will go to charity […]

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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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  • George used the weekly plant-viewing trip to reconnoiter Sandhill Crane Park at the far west edge of Palm Beach Gardens for an upcoming class field trip in Horticultural Taxonomy.  This […]

    Take Your Dodder to Work

    George used the weekly plant-viewing trip to reconnoiter Sandhill Crane Park at the far west edge of Palm Beach Gardens for an upcoming class field trip in Horticultural Taxonomy.  This […]

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  • Red Mangrove (Rhizophora mangle) Black Mangrove (Avicennia germinans) White Mangrove (Laguncularia racemosa) Toxic “Algae” (Microcystis aeruginosa)   Gigapan photos allow viewers to pan around and to zoom in on details. […]

    The Mangrove Yo-Yo and Herbicides in the River

    Red Mangrove (Rhizophora mangle) Black Mangrove (Avicennia germinans) White Mangrove (Laguncularia racemosa) Toxic “Algae” (Microcystis aeruginosa)   Gigapan photos allow viewers to pan around and to zoom in on details. […]

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  • Dutchman’s Pipes Aristolochia species A recent article in the New Yorker magazine featured a genus found in our Palm Beach State College garden, across Florida, and far beyond—-Aristolochia, sometimes called […]

    Dutchman’s Pipes are Crazy Vines

    Dutchman’s Pipes Aristolochia species A recent article in the New Yorker magazine featured a genus found in our Palm Beach State College garden, across Florida, and far beyond—-Aristolochia, sometimes called […]

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