Field Marigold – Calendula arvensis

by: yael orgad
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03 Jan
Our first plant of the month for the year 2019 is a modest and usually ignored wildflower. It is small and inconspicuous, but nevertheless a charming flower: the Field Marigold. ...

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American Sweetgum – Liquidambar styraciflua

by: Yael Orgad
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05 Dec
Our plant of the month this month is a tree, adorned with delightful fall colors these days: the American Sweetgum, Liquidambar styraciflua. Liquidambar styraciflua originates in Eastern United States, where ...

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Palestine Terebinth – Pistacia terebinthus subsp. palaestina

by: Yael Orgad
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02 Nov
Autumn is here, and we are looking for fall colors. The most significant local tree with fall colors is the Pistacia terebinthus subsp. Palaestina, also called the Palestine Terebinth. The ...

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The Jerusalem Colchicum – Colchicum hierosolymitanum

by: Yael Orgad and Ori Fragman-Sapir
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11 Oct
Our Plant of the month for October is the Jerusalem Colchicum. The Jerusalem Colchicum is a 5-10 cm tall bulb plant that blooms directly from the ground. It blooms in ...

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אורן קולטר – Pinus coulteri

by: יעל אורגד
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07 Aug
The pines are evergreen conifers that grow mainly in the Temperate Zone of the Northern Hemisphere, where they form important forests. There are about 115 pine species in the world, ...

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Ficus palmata – Wild Fig

by: Ori Fragman-Sapir, Translated by Shira Carmeli & Kady Wilson
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31 Jul
Twenty years ago, when we were young and hard-working students, we enjoyed Sukkot and Passover vacations in Sinai. We would go hiking for ten days in the high mountains of ...

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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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