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Plantgasm - I love plants too much. By Derek Powazek.

Month: March 2011

Hippeastrum ‘Apple Blossom’

The forgotten Amaryllis flower in all its glory.

Forgotten Amaryllis Bloom

I found it at the bottom of a bag of garden stuff a few months ago, and decided to give it one last try.

San Francisco’s Hidden Plant Stores

Tucked away from view, hidden in backyards like secret handshakes.

Can You Grow an Everything Bagel?

Are the seeds on an everything bagel still viable? Let’s find out.

Colocasia esculenta ‘Elepaio’ Bloom

Colocasia esculenta ‘Elepaio’ is a small, delicate elephant ear. And today mine bloomed.

Go Big and Go Home

Houseplants don’t have to be tiny wimpy things. If you’ve got the space for it, go big!

Garden Links for 18 March 2011

Ditching hated plants, gardening from your kitchen, and a righteous can of whoopass in this week’s garden links.

Try a Fish Tank Plant without the Fish

I’m not an aquarium buff, but when I heard about Marimo, I had to give it a try.

Word of the Day: Viviparous

Viviparous plants generate offspring while attached to the parent.

Updates from Gasmland*

Updates on the Thailand rhizome, Amaryllis seeding, and eBay buying.


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