Farfugium as a houseplant

I’ve had a love affair with Farfugium for a long time. When we moved from Florida to Iowa I brought one along to try the lovely farfugium as a houseplant. The good news is that it is flourishing! The big, bold leaves of farfugium, also known as Leopard Plant,...
Rex Begonia Vine, Cissus discolor

Rex Begonia Vine, Cissus discolor

Rex Begonia Vine, Cissus discolor, is a vine that you will see once and remember forever. I first saw this plant at my friend Sonya’s house in Virginia when we visited one weekend during graduate school. Avid plant collectors, out of all of the pots on their...
The Sunken Garden at Como Park Conservatory

The Sunken Garden at Como Park Conservatory

In June I had the pleasure of visiting several beautiful public and private gardens in the Minneapolis area. It is so overwhelming to try to accurately describe the beauty of these gardens in a single sitting, so I am breaking down some of the different garden and...
Mousetail Plant- Phyllanthus myrtifolius

Mousetail Plant- Phyllanthus myrtifolius

Mousetail Plant, Phyllanthus myrtifolius, may be my favorite plant that you’ve never heard of.  Or at least it is right now. You can see the weeping form and soft texture of the Mousetail Plant. When I think about texture in the garden this is the plant that...
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