Red Aglaonema – I Planted Roots in Mexico

By Tommy Clarkson on the September 2020 Edition   In Volume I of “The Civilized Jungle” series, I wrote about theChinese Evergreen (Aglaonema commutatum) or, sometimes, called an A. pseudo bracteata. Ours prolifically grow beneath a large and beautiful Bougainvillea to the left and on the Transition Terrace directly below our entrance palapa at which we […]

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Choco Palm – I Planted Roots in Mexico

By Tommy Clarkson on the September 2020 Edition The genus Astrocaryum is comprised of eighteen, very spiny, pinnate leaved palms. As a whole, they grow naturally in the West Indies, through Mexico, through Central America and into South America. The genus name is derived from the Greek words meaning “star” and “nut”, referring to the pattern […]

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Highway 19 – Road to adventure on the West Cape of Baja California Sur (BCS)

By Dan and Lisa Goy on the September 2020 Edition It took 20 years after our 1st trip to Baja Peninsula before we ventured onto Hwy 19 and the west cape of BCS. About 20 minutes west of La Paz, Hwy 19 forks with all roads leading to Cabo San Lucas. In 2005, both roads […]

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Snow Bush – I Planted Roots in Mexico

By Tommy Clarkson on the July 2020 Edition The genus Breynia is comprised of evergreen trees and shrubs from tropical forests and scrub areas of Asia, Australia, and the Pacific Islands, including the Aloha State, Hawaii. At the outset, let’s differentiate between the two, somewhat similar, varieties of this delightful species, ‘Atropurpurea’ and ‘Roseapicta’. The former […]

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Angel Wing Begonia -I Planted Roots in Mexico

By Tommy Clarkson on the August 2020 Edition (If ever there were a contest to find the most lop-sided leaves on a plant, this might well be a good contender. However, this uniqueness notwithstanding, with delicate, year-round “flowers” of red, pink or white, it has some delightful features!) But, let’s first, briefly, discuss the Begoniaceae family. […]

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Nezahualcóyotl, a Toltec Ruler and Philosopher

By Kirby Vickery on the August 2020 Edition So often, when folks travel through Mexico and Central America while searching for all these wonderful ruins left behind by all these wonderful Mesoamerican tribes and nations, they find so much and so many that entire nations slip by almost as if they weren’t there. It’s sort of […]

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