Mexican Petunia -I Planted Roots in Mexico

By Tommy Clarkson on the October 2019 Edition Mexican Petunia, Ruellia brittoniana Family Acanthaceae Also known as Ruellia, Desert Petunia, Mexican Blue Bells, Florida Blue Bells, Purple Ruellia, Hardy Petunias or Purple shower (Interestingly, upon deciding to share information about these lovelies, I fast learned that few other botanical writers have given them much notice nor […]

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Healthy Plant Soil- I Planted Roots in Mexico

By Tommy Clarkson on the September 2019 Edition Very few of us have “the perfectly balanced” natural soil mix for whatever tree, plant, flower, vine or succulent we’ve just acquired. Hence, it is important to know what our new acquisition might like in the way of additional nutrients. Doing so, we enter the interesting world of […]

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Devil’s Backbone -I Planted Roots in Mexico

By Tommy Clarkson on the September 2019 Edition Family                   Pedilanthus tithymaloides ‘Variegatus’ Also known as  Zig-Zag Plant, Christmas Candle,Redbird Cactus, Japanese Poinsettia, Slipper Spurge or Slipper Flower One seldom encounters plants with multiple names as diverse in their inferred representation/description! Those familiar with me are well aware of my great appreciation for the patient friendship and […]

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Beehive Ginger- I Planted Roots in Mexico

By Tommy Clarkson on the August 2019 Edition Beehive Ginger  Zingiber spectabile Family                 Zingiberaceae Also known as   Pinecone Ginger, Ginger Wort or Malaysian Ginger Yes, the Ginger with which we are all most familiar is that of the commercially available and edible one, Zingiber officinale. Then there is the more conventionally seen Red Ginger (Alpina purpurata). […]

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Edible Palm Fruits and Nuts – I Planted Roots in Mexico

By Tommy Clarkson on the August 2019 Edition (Most who know me are aware that I write several regular columns for a variety of electronic and hard copy venues. This one is sort of a “Tommy’s Tips” by way of “Planting Roots” meets “Tommy’s Tummy”!) Upon seeing our wide array of different species of palms, no […]

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Ti Plant- I Planted Roots In Mexico

By Tommy Clarkson on the July 2019 Edition Ti Plant Cordyline Fruticosa Family     Agavaceae Asparagabeae Also known as Cordyline, Hawaiian Ti Plant, Palm Lily or Tree of Kings Since writing about the more commonly seen, magenta colored and often simply called a Cordyline featured in Volume I of our “The Civilized Jungle” book series no few […]

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