Polyalthia longifolia (Mast Tree)

About 35-40 years ago, a Miami couple fresh from a long trip to Asia brought seeds of an attractive Indian evergreen tree to Fairchild Tropical Garden.  Over time this species, Polyalthia longifolia (a/k/a P. longifolia var. pendula), has proven to be a very successful … Continue reading

Friends of the Gifford Arboretum September Meeting

Gifford Arboretum meeting Thursday, Sept. 6, 7:00 pm at University of Miami, Cox Science Center, Coral Gables, FL Phone: (305) 284-1302 “A Better Diet Makes a Better Garden: The Renovation of Pinecrest Gardens.” Craig Morell, Pinecrest Gardens Horticulturist, will describe … Continue reading

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden Plant Sale

I will be one of the plant vendors at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden’s ‘Free Sundays in August’  promotion.  I will have plants for sale August 12th, 19th, and 26th.  Admission is free to everyone on those days, so come on over and enjoy the garden … Continue reading

The Atala Butterfly

This is an interesting article from the University of Florida about the relationship between the Atala butterfly and its host plant, Florida Coontie http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/mg347.  At the nursery we have a population of the Atala Butterflies, and the adults can be … Continue reading