Iris westii – A new population of the rare Iris westii from Mt. Hermon

by: Ori Fragman-Sapir
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31 Dec
For the past 35 years, the identity of Oncocyclus irises in Mount Hermon and its adjacent areas has confused botanists. All these local irises belong to the Nazarena group... Read ...

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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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Conservation in the Middle East

by: Ori Fragmai-Sapir
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25 Aug
The rich flora of the Middle East is celebrated in the Jerusalem Botanical Gardens, where endangered species are propagated and protected. In this paper I share our primary projects and ...

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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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