Category : Public Gardens

A Glance Into the Past Year and Looking Forward To The New Year

A Glance Into the Past Year and Looking Forward To The New Year

As 2016 comes to a close, I looked back at all the wonderful places I was able to visit this year. In January I was able to attend the Tropical Plant Industry Exhibition and I was in heaven! Houseplants everywhere! We even were given barrettes for our hair with succulents.

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Beautiful Neoregelias

Beautiful Neoregelias

For a couple of years now I have attended the Southeast Michigan Bromeliad Society show and sale at Matthaei Botanical Gardens. The color and diversity of these plants is not to be believed! I love them all, but am always drawn to the neoregelias [(knee-o-ra-geel-ee-as) my attempt at helping you

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Black Bat Flower

Black Bat Flower

A fitting flower for this Halloween weekend is the black bat flower or Tacca chantrieri.  This plant hails from parts of Asia and is a real show stopper when it is in bloom. The “wings” are actually the bracts of the flower, not the actual flower. The flower can be

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Attracting Flies

Attracting Flies

As Halloween approaches, it seemed only fitting to talk about a plant that is gross, but awesome at the same time. It smells like rotting flesh and attracts flies. Pretty disgusting, right? Yet, at the same time, pretty clever. Smell like rotting flesh, attract flies, and get pollinated. That is the

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A Plant Society Sale

A Plant Society Sale

The best part of attending a plant society show and sale is the unusual plants that can be found. There may be plenty of not-so-unusual plants, but there are always the plants you won’t find anywhere else. Plant society members are collectors and have propagated their plants for the sale.

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