Dypsis “orange crush” Regular Print – Front

Dypsis “orange crush” Regular Print – Front

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Dypsis lastelianna Jumbo Print – Front

Dypsis lastelianna Jumbo Print – Front

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Death and Injury in the Garden – Safety First

Death and Injury in the Garden – Safety First

Unfortunately, the last thing many of us think about as we head out to work in our gardens is that we may suffer a serious injury or even death. The day is sunny and not too warm. The ground is still moist from last night’s rain. The birds are singing, and your...
Your Soil Is Keeping Secrets

Your Soil Is Keeping Secrets

It hasn’t rained in weeks. It is hot and your soil is getting really dry. So you turn on your sprinklers for a half hour. Do you have any idea how far down it has wet your soil? Do you how many inches of rain it was equivalent to? Did it get down into the root zone?...
HD VIDEO – How To Hybridize Tropical Hibiscus

HD VIDEO – How To Hybridize Tropical Hibiscus

    Hybridizing your own exotic Hibiscus is not as difficult as you might think. And you may be creating a potential new incredible hybrid – you never know. You can try hybridizing your own, or even purchase some seeds of exotic crosses and save some time. You...
Top Ten Ways to Kill a Palm

Top Ten Ways to Kill a Palm

  TIPS FOR NEW GROWERS – TOP TEN WAYS TO KILL A PALM Top Ten Comments Overheard from a Novice Grower. 10) Everyone, including the Great Dane, will be careful not to step on this newly planted dainty little thing with the beautiful red petioles. 9) That one leaf...
Epiphytes Scream Tropical

Epiphytes Scream Tropical

  There is nothing that screams tropical more than epiphytes – “a plant that grows harmlessly upon another plant and derives its moisture and nutrients from the air, rain, and sometimes from debris accumulating around it.”  Perhaps the best rare plant locator...
Tribute to Dr. Mardy Darian – A Plant Pioneer

Tribute to Dr. Mardy Darian – A Plant Pioneer

  With the recent passing of Dr. Mardy Darian a unique and irreplaceable personality who was preoccupied with plants was lost. I had always been interested in growing plants. But until I met a few true plant fanatics, I never realized where this passion would or could...
Garden of Dr. Mardy Darian

Garden of Dr. Mardy Darian

  The late Mardy Darian was a true plant pioneer. (A short tribute to Mardy) He wasn’t content with the ordinary, and sought out the exotic and rare plants from far away places that he believed he could grow in the dry marginal climate of Southern California. He...
“Marking the Spear” – Is your palm alive?

“Marking the Spear” – Is your palm alive?

  Marking a palm spear can help you recognize if a palm tree is sick and dying, or just having a hard time, can be more difficult than you think. Because some palms are slow growers, especially in marginal climates, a palm may appear to be suspended in time –...
Feed Me – Please!

Feed Me – Please!

  Just a little water and fertilizer – is that too much to ask for? Don’t most people know that plants need a little of both from time to time. Not everyday – like your pets or your kids – just water about once a week, and fertilizer a couple...
Germinating Palm Seeds – A Primer

Germinating Palm Seeds – A Primer

Germinating Palm Seeds A Primer Many who get bitten by the palm bug also get hooked on germination. The most difficult part of growing palm from seed is finding the patience. But if you’ve been growing palms, you have hopefully located some of that already.You...
Cheating Your Climate

Cheating Your Climate

CHEATING YOUR CLIMATE Identifying Microclimates The further from the warmer tropics you are attempting to garden with tropicals, the better you must know your particular climate and the plants you will be growing. Some tropical looking plants can be very forgiving,...