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Kathleen Keeler
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Enriching life with tales of plants, travel and history. awanderingbotanist.com
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A cactus garden in Hawaii
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Visiting Hawaii--Cactus Garden in Honolulu
A farmer's market gathers each Saturday in Honolulu, just below Kapi'olani Community College. It was fun shopping there: macadamia nuts, kona coffee, guavas, pineapples and chocolates. But I was distracted and spent most of my time in the garden behind the ...
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Evening primroses have handsome flowers that are always a treat to spot.
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Plant Story--Evening Primroses, Beautiful Whereever You Meet Them
There are 145 species of evening primrose, Oenothera , 80 of them native to the United States.While there are more different species in western North America, the common evening primrose, Oenothera biennis , can be found in all but the Rocky Mountain states...
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In the middle of Australia...
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Visiting Australia--Remote, Central Alice Springs
I knew almost nothing about Australia when I read and loved Nevil Shute's A Town Like Alice . So, like generations of tourists, when I visited Australia, I was eager to see Alice. Alice is of course, Alice Springs, a small city in the center of Australia. A...
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Beautiful evening primroses are not related to primroses
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Plant Story--Evening Primroses, Names and Relations
Evening primroses were one of the first midwestern wildflowers I learned. Partly because they are so spectacular Missouri eveing primrose Oenothera missouriensis  in the grassland I quickly figured out they were not roses or primroses (more on that below). ...
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Beautiful gardens a short drive from Honolulu.
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Visiting Oahu--Wahiawa Botanical Garden, Tropical at 1000'
In the center of the island of Oahu is the Wahiawa Botanical Garden. Part of the Honolulu Botanical Gardens system, it is at about 1000' above sea level and contains tropical plants that like a lot of rain at cooler temperatures.  Conveniently located half ...
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