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Heliconia General Information

Wednesday, December 6, 2006

The genus Heliconia refers to a group of plants related to gingers, bananas, prayer plants and Birds of Paradise. There are an estimated 350 species of heliconia, the vast majority are found in tropical America. Oddly, six species have evolved in the islands from Sulawezi to the Solomon Islands. Descriptions of 13 Heliconia species. These are rhizomatous, herbaceous plants that range in height from 18 inches to more than 20 feet tall. The "stems" (pseudostem) are the concentric, sheathing...

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South Florida's ULTIMATE Holiday Light Show

Saturday, December 9, 2006

WHAT: Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden will open on Thursday evenings, giving visitors the opportunity to see Dale Chihuly's colorful blown glass sculptures illuminated under the stars at Tropical Chihuly Nights. The glass art exhibition will have expanded holiday hours this year, giving South Floridians the perfect place to spend time with family and friends and entertain visiting relatives over the holidays. Entertainment includes live music and performers. Food and beverages available...

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MEDIA Q&A WITH DALE CHIHULY

Monday, December 11, 2006

Sunday, December 10, 2006 @ 10:30 AM First and Only Opportunity to Speak With Dale Chihuly About Newest Exhibition, Chihuly At Fairchild WHAT: World-renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly will make a rare appearance to launch his exhibition and talk to the press about his work. This is the first time Chihuly has brought his famed glass installations to the same location twice, a choice he made because of the unique and colorful background Fairchild brings to his work. Fairchild's Board ...

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