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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Pickerel weed – Pontederia cordata

by: יעל אורגד
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09 Jul

Summer is here and the temperatures are high. Many plants are dormant in this season: annuals have ended their life-cycle and their seeds are ‘awaiting’ the next rainy season. Bulbs …


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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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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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