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An Unfurling Frond

An Unfurling Frond

I am drawn to fern croziers or fiddleheads. I think they are one of the most gorgeous things in nature. The beautiful frond to come, is all packaged up in this small little spiral. They are also called fiddleheads and I think it is obvious why they have that name.

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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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Conservatory Christmas

Conservatory Christmas

Today I went to Matthaei Botanical Garden in Ann Arbor for my annual Cactus and Succulent Society Christmas meeting. Of course, I had to walk through the conservatory. The Christmas displays were gorgeous and I thought you would like to see them. As you enter the conservatory, you are greeted

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Sausage Growing on Trees?

Sausage Growing on Trees?

A couple of weeks ago, at Matthaei Botanical Gardens, I saw the infamous sausage tree (Kigelia africana) also called the cucumber tree. I’ve seen it in other conservatories, as well, but this was the first time I’ve ever seen it blooming. It is gorgeous! I’ve read that the flower smells

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A Sale Of Two Societies

A Sale Of Two Societies

Today, I went to Matthaei Botanical Gardens to help (not buy, of course) with the Michigan Cactus and Succulent Show and Sale. This is an annual sale and the Southeast Michigan Bromeliad Society has a sale at the same time. I had never attended before, as I was always working.

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Euphorbia neohumbertii

Euphorbia neohumbertii

Euphorbia neohumbertii at Matthaei Botanical Garden in Ann Arbor, MI Euphorbia neohumbertii at Garfield Park conservatory in Chicago It is no secret that I love Euphorbias of all types. These pictures are of the Euphorbia neohumbertii, native to Madagascar. It grows leaves on the top of the stem and when

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Aloe arborescens

Aloe arborescens

Aloe arborescens (When I posted this to the Planet Aloe page on Facebook, I was corrected by some members about the identification of this plant. I never would have questioned a botanical garden, but may have to do that in the future. So, I have changed the post to correct

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