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Mexican Heather – I Planted Roots in Mexico

By Tommy Clarkson on the February 2021 Edition Mexican Heather Cuphea hyssopifolia Family Lythraceae Also known as False Heather, Mexican False Heather, Hawaiian Heather, Artificial Heather, Elfin Plant, Elfin Shrub, Elfin Herb, Clammy Cuphea or Corail For whatever reason – other than it does sorta’ resemble it at first glance – I always think of the […]

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Identifying Palm Species – I Planted Roots in Mexico

By Tommy Clarkson on the February 2021 Edition Identifying Palm Species With well over 2,400 different species of palm trees known to exist, it’s no wonder that some folks become a bit confused when trying to determine the type they see or seek. But, in endeavoring to do so, it will help if you keep in […]

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Coping with COVID at Casa Hogar

By John Chalmers on the February 2021 Edition One type of organization that has suffered as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic is non-profit charitable operations that have cancelled vital fundraising special events. They are essential to generating income needed to keep an operation going. In the Manzanillo area, one such event that was cancelled in […]

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Shaving Brush Plant – I Planted Roots in Mexico

By Tommy Clarkson on the January 2021 Edition Shaving Brush Plant Pseudobombax ellipticum Family Bombacaeae Also known as Pink Bombax or Wool and Cotton Tree Upon seeing the flowers of the Shaving Brush Tree, one instantly comprehends how and why it got its name. But, beyond looking a great deal like what its name implies, they […]

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Night Blooming Jasmine – I Planted Roots in Mexico

By Tommy Clarkson on the January 2021 Edition Night Blooming Jasmine Cestrum nocturnum Family Solanaceae Also known as Lady of the Night, Night Queen, Queen of the Night. Night Jasmine, Night Jessamine, Dama de Noche, Night Syringo, Night Cestrum, Night-Blooming Jessamine or Night Blooming Cestrum With some of those other names, one might confuse it with a […]

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