Hybrid Glory Bower Vine – I Planted Roots in Mexico

By Tommy Clarkson on the April 2021 Edition Hybrid Glory Bower Vine Clerodendrum x speciosum Family: Lamiaceae Also known as: Clerodendrom Vine (Before we go one word further, if you’ve read – and remember what I wrote – about the Bleeding Heart (Clerodendrom thomsoniae) in volume I of this series, you already know over 90% of […]

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Physic Nut – I Planted Roots in Mexico

By Tommy Clarkson on the March 2021 Edition Physic Nut Jatropha integerrima – or, possibly, J. pastada or J. coccinea Family Euphorbiaceae Also known as Nettlespurge or Rose-flowered Jatropha Ever in search of new species of tropical or semi-tropical plants that will complement the others in our gardens, I was recently delighted to come upon this […]

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Mexican Sunflower -I Planted Roots in Mexico

By Tommy Clarkson on the March 2021 Edition Mexican Sunflower Tithonia rotundifolia Family Asteraceae   Also known as Goldflower of the Incas, Red Sunflower or Mexican Marigold (Inasmuch as most of my regular readers and garden visitors know that, in fact, I was just an old Midwest US kid who enjoys rootin’ in the dirt, I’m […]

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Combatting Covid With Crowdfunding

By John Chalmers on the March 2021 Edition Among the many operations in the Manzanillo area that have suffered as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic are community-related and charitable organizations. One such example is the Santiago Foundation, which operates two Learning Centers to give children and adults alike a leg up with the many opportunities […]

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