Amygdalus communis – The Almond Tree

by: Dr. Ori Fragman-Sapir
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31 Dec
Winter is coming soon, and almonds will soon be in bloom. We can all revel at their beautiful blossoms, and later, from their delicious almonds. The almond is a small ...

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Sustainable Plants for Mediterranean Horticulture in Israel

by: Ori Fragman-Sapir, Translated by Susan Hattis Rolef
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18 Oct
Rising water costs and expensive maintenance have led us to plan sustainable gardens. For such gardens we seek plants that are both waterwise and that require little maintenance. There are ...

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Olea europaea – The Olive Alone

by: Dr. Ori Fragman-Sapir
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04 Sep
The common European olive (Olea europaea) is a Mediterranean, evergreen tree. The oldest olive finding that was discovered in Israel, in archeological digs in Mount Carmel, is in the form ...

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Chrysocephalum apiculatum – Common Everlasting, Yellow Buttons

by: Shira Carmeli, Translated by Shira Carmeli & Adi Bar-Yoseph
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06 Jun
It is the beginning of summer and spring freshness moves aside for deep dusty green and a dry yellow. Prolonged bloom by flowers, that smile to the sun and do ...

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Erythrina herbacea – Coral Bean

by: Shira Carmeli
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01 Jun
It is the beginning of summer and our garden is full of color. Our plant of the month is the striking Coral Bean (Erythrina herbacea) which is revealed to the ...

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Hippeastrum papilio – Butterfly Amaryllis

by: Shira Carmeli, Translated by Adi Bar-Yoseph
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10 Apr
It is the height of spring and our Gardens are beautiful. This time we invite you to see a plant not planted in the beds but rather one that is part of the ...

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Aloe ferox

by: Shira Carmeli & Ori Fragman-Sapir, Translated by Ron Agmon
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09 Feb
In the cold Jerusalem winter one can enjoy the glittering inflorescence of the Aloe plants at the Southern African section of the Botanical Gardens. There are several species in our ...

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