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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From the Aztec: The legend of How Music Came to the World

By Kirby Vickery on the May 2020 Edition There were two powerful gods within the Aztec pantheon whom sometimes fought and sometimes didn’t. As it happened, they met on a very windy, high plain one day. This would stand to reason, as one of them was Tezcatlipoca, the sky god, and the other was Quetzalcoatl, the god […]

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