Welcome to my blog. Here you can follow me as I begin an 8 month internship at Jerusalem Botanic Gardens at the end of October. My internship is kindly supported by Friends Of JBG.
Salvia officinalis ‘Purpurascens’ in the Jerusalem Botanical Garden.
Today seeds of Typhonodorum lindleyanum arrived in the mail. T. lindleyanum is a striking tropical aroid. Found in ponds and marshes in Africa and the adjacent tropical regions. This species is monotypic. T. lindleyanum spreads with creeping rhizomes and can be invasive in some tropical regions. Plants resemble Musa sp. in form, but have Alocasia … Continue reading Typhonodorum lindleyanum, Seed
Dianthus libanotis in the Jerusalem Botanical Garden.
Another great species from the arid collection is Calibanus hookeri. This species is native to arid areas in Mexico. It has a large caudex with grass like foliage. This strange look makes it an excellent species for the display. The garden has one plant and its only small but with good care it should be … Continue reading Calibanus hookeri