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National Orchid Day

National Orchid Day

Today, to celebrate National Orchid Day, I was lucky enough to interview the curator of the orchids for Vizcaya Gardens in Miami, Florida. We visited there in January, and it was gorgeous! Following is my interview with Carol de Biase, the orchid curator. 1. How long have you worked at Vizcaya? I’ve been

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Touring Gardens In Miami

Touring Gardens In Miami

While attending the TPIE (Tropical Plant Industry Exhibition) in Florida, the GWA (Garden Writers Association) members were invited by the FNGLA (Florida Nursery, Garden, and Landscape Association) to go on a day long multiple garden tour. We started out at Vizcaya Gardens and then continued on to visit a few private

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Holiday Cactus

Holiday Cactus

               I love this time of year. The holiday season is here, and it’s time for the Thanksgiving cactus to bloom. Some of mine are in bloom, but the Christmas cactus are just budding up. What is the difference? Thanksgiving cactus, or Schlumbergera tuncata, is also called claw cactus, because

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Patterned Plants

Patterned Plants

Haworthia limifolia Gasteria batesia One of the most beautiful aspects of plants is the pattern of their leaves. I’m not just talking about variegation, but also the arrangement and texture. Some of the most amazingly patterned plants are succulents. Haworthias and gasterias are a couple of my favorites. Haworthia limifolia,

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