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Matt Mattus
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Attended Chaminade University of Honolulu
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THE ARRIVAL OF A PERFECT SPRING
Those seed-raised Primula denticula from the Himalaya that I raised last year, are emerging with nice, tight cobs. I find it so interesting to set out small seedlings in one year, and then in the following spring, watch them emerge with buds like this. It s...
Those seed-raised Primula denticula from the Himalaya that I raised last year, are emerging with nice, tight cobs. I find it so interesting to set out small seedlings in one year, and then in the following spring, watch them ...
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RUTH KASSINGER - BOOK GIVEAWAYI
RUTH KASSINGER'S NEWEST BOOK A GARDEN OF MARVELS  - CURRENTLY ON MY BED TABLE, AND HERE, IN THE GREENHOUSE ON A RAINY DAY.  It's rare today, to find an author who will not only research each topic well, but who will bother to jump not on the Internet, but i...
RUTH KASSINGER'S NEWEST BOOK A GARDEN OF MARVELS  - CURRENTLY ON MY BED TABLE, AND HERE, IN THE GREENHOUSE ON A RAINY DAY.  It's rare today, to find an author who will not only research each topic well, but who will bother to...
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A few pots of late flowering Lachenalia aloides selections blooming in the greenhouse this morning before I left for work. #floralfriday  
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Lachenalia are among my favourites. They seed and hybridise with joyful abandon.
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IT'S SPRING, AT LEAST UNDER GLASS
Although winter prevails outdoors, under glass, there seems to be no holding back spring. This Primula x Kewensis selection is a very nice one - I can't believe how many flowers it has open at the same time. I can't believe that I haven't posted in a week, ...
Although winter prevails outdoors, under glass, there seems to be no holding back spring. This Primula x Kewensis selection is a very nice one - I can't believe how many flowers it has open at the same time. I can't believe t...
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Building a Community Garden with Troy Bilt
As I mentioned in my last post, Troy-Bilt invited 6 of us bloggers, known as the Saturday6 to help Troy-Bilt construct a community garden in the community of Perrine, Florida. Troy Bilt flew us down to Miami for two days, as part of our Saturday6 sponsorshi...
As I mentioned in my last post, Troy-Bilt invited 6 of us bloggers, known as the Saturday6 to help Troy-Bilt construct a community garden in the community of Perrine, Florida. Troy Bilt flew us down to Miami for two days, as ...
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NEW PLANTS ARRIVE, TROPAEOLUM AND SEEDLING UPDATE
The back bench in the greenhouse full of early spring color, with Lachenalia, euphorbia and primula brightening up the a late afternoon in April after a rain shower. Finally, it's beginning to feel a bit like spring around here, as most of the snow has fina...
The back bench in the greenhouse full of early spring color, with Lachenalia, euphorbia and primula brightening up the a late afternoon in April after a rain shower. Finally, it's beginning to feel a bit like spring around...
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NEW INFOGRAPHIC POSTS, AND A GIVEAWAY WINNER
I am thinking about adding weekly or buy-weekly info graphics, since hey - - after all, I am a graphic designer too! Some will be directed for more experienced gardener, and others for plant-interested beginners who may not know about all the tricks of the ...
I am thinking about adding weekly or buy-weekly info graphics, since hey - - after all, I am a graphic designer too! Some will be directed for more experienced gardener, and others for plant-interested beginners who may not k...
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GROW A VELTHEIMIA - AND A BEST BULB GIVEAWAY EVER!
Veltheimia 'Yellow Flame' giveaway - win a division of this very plant that will bloom next winter in your house! A few of you have been writing to see if I would ever be interested in selling some of my plants from the greenhouse. I may to that sometime, b...
Veltheimia 'Yellow Flame' giveaway - win a division of this very plant that will bloom next winter in your house! A few of you have been writing to see if I would ever be interested in selling some of my plants from the ...
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Revisiting, Revising and Editing WIsh Lists
I need to audit my tomato collection. It's time to balance our how many heirlooms to grow, and how many hybrids. Am I the only one who thinks that the heirloom tomato is over-rated a bit? Just a tiny bit? While there is still plenty of snow on the ground (a...
I need to audit my tomato collection. It's time to balance our how many heirlooms to grow, and how many hybrids. Am I the only one who thinks that the heirloom tomato is over-rated a bit? Just a tiny bit? While there is still...
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Tomatoes are my great weakness and my absolute favorite veggie. I don't buy grocery store tomatoes so I have to grow good ones myself. Last year I did some experimenting with lousy results, we can have some harsh summers here in NWA. I did fall in love with three varieties from which I saved seed: Ozark pink, Cherokee purple and peacevine. We must have crack resistant varieties. 
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Vizcaya Palace: Connections and Crossroads
A limestone urn with a brilliant, giant bromeliad, Aechema blanchetiana , of which there are many named varieties, each grown for it ability to develop a strong, coral color in the bright, tropical sunshine. Last weekend I had the opportunity to take a coup...
A limestone urn with a brilliant, giant bromeliad, Aechema blanchetiana, of which there are many named varieties, each grown for it ability to develop a strong, coral color in the bright, tropical sunshine. Last weekend I had...
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Plantsman, author, plant collector, graphic designer and visual design/branding consultant
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Visual Design, Graphic design, Branding, UX, Director or Visual Design at Hasbro
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    Director /Visual Design at Hasbro, UX, Graphic Design and creative management. Also, influencial garden blogger.
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Plantsman, Blogger and Designer
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Leisure-time Plant Collector, Explorer and Garden Blogger / Professional Creative Director,Visual Design Doctor and Lifestyle Designer.
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Author of GROWING WITH PLANTS, a blog popular with both plant collectors and creative people, and BEYOND TREND - HOW TO INNOVATE IN AN OVER-DESIGNED WORLD, published by HOW Media.
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  • Chaminade University of Honolulu
    BFA, 1983
  • Unity College
    Environmental Science, 1980
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