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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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  • While the Princess 68 is the latest model launched by Princess Yachts America, it was not at the recent Palm Beach International Boat Show. That’s because it sold right after […]

    Princess Yachts America’s new 68 footer

    While the Princess 68 is the latest model launched by Princess Yachts America, it was not at the recent Palm Beach International Boat Show. That’s because it sold right after […]

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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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  • If you saw the 85-foot Arcadia at last weekend’s boat show, don’t let appearances deceive you. This gray boat is green. Built by Arcadia Yachts of Italy, “Arcadia’s ‘Eco + […]

    Arcadia, a gray green yacht

    If you saw the 85-foot Arcadia at last weekend’s boat show, don’t let appearances deceive you. This gray boat is green. Built by Arcadia Yachts of Italy, “Arcadia’s ‘Eco + […]

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  • As a hunter-jumper competitor, Christine Watkins for years had traveled back and forth to Wellington from Rowayton, Conn. But she came to envy her horses because they got to stay. […]

    Jumping at the chance to live in Palm Beach

    As a hunter-jumper competitor, Christine Watkins for years had traveled back and forth to Wellington from Rowayton, Conn. But she came to envy her horses because they got to stay. […]

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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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  • As she embarks on her third decade in business, interior designer Lisa E. Erdmann follows an every-other-year schedule to decide when she will decorate a room in the American Red […]

    Lisa Erdmann at Red Cross Designers Show House

    As she embarks on her third decade in business, interior designer Lisa E. Erdmann follows an every-other-year schedule to decide when she will decorate a room in the American Red […]

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