Green Cardamom spice – Elettaria cardamomum

by: Yael Orgad
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06 Feb
Elettaria cardamomum
This month we are celebrating tropical spice plants in the Tropical Conservatory. Our plant of the month is Elettaria cardamomum, Commonly known as the Green Cardamom. This is a perennial ...

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Boissier’s Barbbell – Trichodesma boissieri

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01 Jan
Trichodesma boissieri
How many light-blue flowers do you know? And we do not mean  violet-blue or dark blue, but real light-blue! Our plant of the month - Boissier's Barbbell - is laden ...

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Mount Atlas Mastic Tree – Pistacia atlantica

by: Ori Fragman-Sapir and Yael Orgad
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01 Nov
Pistacia atlantica
Autumn is here, and once again we are impressed by the most beautiful seasonal phenomenon in the plant world: the fall colors. Last year we wrote about the Palestine Terebinth ...

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Belladonna Lily – Amaryllis belladonna

by: Yael Orgad
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02 Sep
Amaryllis belladonna
The end of summer is a difficult season for flowers in Mediterranean regions. Most of the water has dried up in the course of the summer, seasonal water sources have ...

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Cork Oak – Quercus suber

by: Yael Orgad
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01 Aug
אלון השעם
Summer is here, we feel hot and keep looking for shade. The Mediterranean section is crossed by Judah path, named after Judah Kirstein that donated his estate to the garden. ...

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Wandflower – Gaura lindheimeri

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01 Jul
Gaura lindheimeri
Our plant of the month for July comes from Southern United States – the Louisiana-Texas area. This is a plant with long inflorescence wands, adorned with beautiful pink and white ...

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Cynara scolymus – The Artichoke

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30 May
Cynara scolymus
Summer has begun, and many spiny plants are blooming in this season. For this month we chose an impressive spiny plant, a plant that has many uses, the Artichoke, Cynara ...

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