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Variegated Cuban Oregano- I Planted Roots in Mexico

By Tommy Clarkson on the December 2019 Edition Variegated Cuban Oregano Plectranthus amboinicus Family Lamiaceae Also known as Oregano Brujo, Broadleaf Thyme, Country Borage, Soup Mint and, virtually, all of the same names as the classic Cuban Oregano In Volume I of “The Civilized Jungle,” I wrote about the classic Cuban Oregano also known as […]

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Sunburned Gringo Tree- I Planted Roots in Mexico

By Tommy Clarkson on the December 2019 Edition Family Burseraceae Also known as Paper Bark Tree, Gumbo-Limbo Tree, Naked Indian, Copperwood, Turpentine Tree, Mulatto Stick, West Indian Birch or Tourist Tree Within the greater family as a whole, there are some 600 species in 15 genera, including species that yield frankincense and myrrh. (I guess […]

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Silver Ragwort- I Planted Roots in Mexico

By Tommy Clarkson on the November 2019 Edition Silver Ragwort Jacobaea maritima Family Asteraceae Also known as Dusty Miller A lot of my home gardening friends know this, somewhat sage like, appearing beauty, by the name, Dusty Miller. But such an appellation is also shared with a few other, similar, generally related, plants. Additionally, to my […]

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Remembering Dick Oberman – and Raising the Roof

By John Chalmers on the November 2019 Edition Young people of the Manzanillo area have lost a valued supporter with the passing of Dick Oberman. His generosity for the work of Casa Hogar Los Angelitos (CHLA) and the construction of the Centro de las Artes Los Angelitos (CALA) is remembered in a new fundraising campaign that […]

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