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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Anahaw Palm-I Planted Roots in Mexico

By Tommy Clarkson from the October 2017 Edition Anahaw Palm Livistona rotundifolia  var. ‘luzonensis’ Family: Arecaceae Also known as: Round-Leaf Fountain Palm or Footstool Palm Until recently, I thought ours was simply a Livistona rotundifo-lia. But my pal, Anders Lindstrom, of Nong Nooch Gardens near Pattaya in Thailand, patiently explained it to me thusly: “At […]

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Xanadu-I Planted Roots in Mexico

By Tommy Clarkson from the September 2017 Edition Xanadu Xanadu philodendron Family: Araceae Also known as: Philodendron Xanadu, Philodendron ‘Winterbourn’, Philodendron ‘Aussie’ or Philodendron Xanadue But for our immediate, horticultural purposes, Xanadu is a dramatically attractive, evergreen, low shrub that can spread to ten feet by ten feet (3.05 meters) and grow to around two feet, […]

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Dwarf Papyrus-I Planted Roots in Mexico

By Tommy Clarkson from the September 2017 Edition Dwarf Papyrus Cyperus isocladus Family: Cyperaceae Also known as: Miniature Flatsedge, Dwarf Egyptian Papyrus, Cyperus papyrus Nanus, Cyperus haspan, Cyperus aequalis or Cyperus papyroides (Like so many things in life today, every day, change seems the absolute constant. Hence, names of plants – be they common or Latin […]

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Window Leaf-I Planted Roots in Mexico

By Tommy Clarkson from the August 2017 Edition Window Leaf Monstera deliciosa Family: Araceae Also known as: Swiss Cheese Plant, Split Leaf Philodendron, Mexican Bread Fruit, Hurricane Plant or Five Holes Plant So dissimilar in appearance from many other plants, visitors of-ten inquire as to the function of their leaf holes. I’ve read, but cannot absolutely […]

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Umbrella Palm-I planted roots in Mexico

By Tommy Clarkson from the August 2017 Edition Umbrella Palm Cyperus involucratus Family: Cyperaceae Also known as: Umbrella Plant, Umbrella Sedge, Umbrella Papyrus, African Sedge, Dwarf Papyrus Grass, False Papyrus, Flat Sedge, Umbrella Flatsedge, Windmill Sedge or Galingale Of the some 600 herbaceous, sedge species that comprise the Cyperus family, two are rather commonly known. The […]

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Downy Thorn Apple-I Planted Roots in Mexico

By Tommy Clarkson from the July 2017 Edition Downy Thorn Apple Datura fastuosa Family: Solanaceae Also known as: Horn of Plenty, Thorn Apple, Metel Thorn Apple, Angel’s Trumpet or Hindu Datura The Datura genus comprised of both annual and perennial herbs and shrubs – has between eight to ten varieties that are all called by […]

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Begonia Deliciosa-I Planted Roots in Mexico

By Tommy Clarkson from the July 2017 Edition Begonia Deliciosa Begonia deliciosa Family: Begoniaceae Also known as: No other names, common or botanical (Why do I seem to have this perverse proclivity to find, admire, acquire and then endeavor to grow plants – like this one – about which there is scant, published information? But, […]

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African Spear-I Planted Roots in Mexico

By Tommy Clarkson from the June 2017 Edition African Spear Sansevieria cylindrica Family: Asparagaceae Also known as: Cylindrical Snake Plant, Spear Sansevieria, Elephant’s Toothpick, Bow String Hemp or Skyline Spear San- sevieria The evergreen perennial succulents of the Sansevierias come in several forms and are capable of surviving for generations. Many call them Snake Plants […]

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