From Manzanillo to Morelia and the Monarch Butterflies

By John Chalmers on the June 2020 Edition On a tour to see the city of Morelia and Monarch butterflies, the twin volcanoes near Colima are a great sight, visible for several miles of travel. Among the many wonders of Mexico are the Monarch butterflies which, like Canadian and American snowbirds, spend the winter in México. But […]

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Coleus- I Planted Roots in Mexico

By John Chalmers on the May 2020 Edition Solenostemon scutellarioides Family Lamiaceae Also known as Painted Nettle or Variegated Coleus (Ladies and gentleman, meet the veritable poster child for wildly multi-colored, variegated tropical plant leaves!) The subtitle for Nellie Neal’s book, Gardener’s Guide to Tropical Plants, is “Cool ways to add hot, bold foliage and striking […]

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Ivy-Leaf Peperomia- I Planted Roots in Mexico

By Tommy Clarkson on the May 2020 Edition Peperomia griseoargentea Family Piperaceae Also known as Radiator Plant or Ivy Leaf Pepper Or is it? I’ve always admired the array of interesting characters in the Peperomia genus what with some 1,000 of them, we’ve no few from which to choose! In fact, I wrote about the Pepperface […]

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