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This Week at the Gardens: January 21st

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This Week at the Gardens: January 21st

This week, Nick has been busy creating a new display called "Succulents under the Sea." This slightly tongue-in-cheek title refers to the look of the display, located in the entrance to Marnie’s Pavilion, which will combine unusual non-hardy succulents with lava rock to create a distinctly underwater look! • Glottiphylum longum is showing large, yellow, iceplant-like flowers. • Outside, the agaves and cacti present a variety of texture and color, enhanced by a dusting...

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My Week: January 14th

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My Week: January 14th

Alan’s weeks don’t vary much with the seasons. He says, “Every morning the [Boettcher Tropical] conservatory gets hand-watered for approximately two hours. This time is not only a great time to water, but it also gives me an opportunity to focus on individual plants while watering. I probably split my week with twenty hours in the conservatory and around twenty hours in the greenhouses. Daily maintenance is required for both the...

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My Week: January 7th

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My Week: January 7th

For Jackie, the first week of the year means making a pruning plan for tackling some of the trees in her gardens. Winter is a great time to prune, since trees are dormant and their structure is not hidden behind leaves. She is also doing some deep watering, as the weather permits, since we have had such a dry winter so far. She advises watering on a warm day when it’s...

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