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

Month: June 2011

Garden Links for 27 June 2011

We read the botanical web so you don’t have to. In this edition, plant people are awesome.

A Hole in My Park

At some point in the last day or two, the clump of lilies disappeared, leaving only this hole in its place.

Don’t Stop Walking in the Bangkok Night Flower Market

There was only one booth that made me stop in my tracks – the orchid booth.

Thailand: Suphattra Land Orchard

A visit to an amazing fruit orchard, and my first taste of Durian.

Happy Father’s Day

It’s a good excuse to say thanks to the man who taught me to love plants.

Repotting a Phalaenopsis Orchid

If you’ve had an orchid for a couple years and it’s still in the pot it came in, I bet you 20 bucks the roots are rotting.

June Bloom Day

Here’s what’s in bloom in Plantgasm Gardens today.

Make a Fittonia Bubble

Fittonia is a great plant for a small container because it’s got fascinatingly intricate leaves, it likes humidity, and it’s a slow grower.

Can You Grow Grocery Store Taro?

Why spend a ton of dough on tropical plants when you can get them at your local grocery store by the pound?

Say Hello to My Little Friends

The lettuce, mustard greens, spinach, and even the carrots have all gone crazy in the last week.


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