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Members' Lecture: Why the Natural World Has Made Me a Passionate Traveler

Thursday, April 3, 2014 11:00 PM to
Thursday, April 3, 2014 3:00 PM

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Native plants can be the solution for difficult garden location

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Let’s see what we can do with a small, inhospitable plot of land. I have in mind an area in my front yard, about four feet deep tapering to about two feet. It runs north-south, is about seven feet wide and backs up against the house. It’s rocky, gets brutal summer sun and intense rain, including runoff from my roof. In other words, the worst that South Florida weather can throw at it.

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Fairchild Farmers' Market

Saturday, April 5, 2014 9:00 AM to
Saturday, April 5, 2014 2:00 PM

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Spring Garden Tea

Sunday, April 6, 2014 7:00 PM to

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Uncontrolled balsam pear can burden your plants

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Every spring and summer I see beautiful, pendulous orange orbs hanging from my hedges. At first I was curious about a new plant. Then as a Miami resident who has regretted letting invasive plants grow unchecked, I became suspicious: What is this strange plant and what does it want?

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Fairchild Farmers' Market

Saturday, April 12, 2014 9:00 AM to
Saturday, April 12, 2014 2:00 PM

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National Geographic Features the Million Orchid Project

Monday, April 14, 2014

Wild orchids in South Florida were all but eliminated by humans turning them into disposable potted plants, beginning in the 1800s. A comeback is difficult because orchid seeds have only about a one-in-a-million chance of creating a new plant. But there's an effort to bring the wild orchid population back to its former glory. 

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Members' Lecture: The Secret Lives of Miami’s Rare Native Ferns

Thursday, April 17, 2014 11:00 PM to
Thursday, April 17, 2014 3:00 PM

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Fairchild Farmers' Market

Saturday, April 19, 2014 9:00 AM to
Saturday, April 19, 2014 2:00 PM

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Fairchild Farmers' Market

Saturday, April 26, 2014 9:00 AM to
Saturday, April 26, 2014 2:00 PM

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An unusual milkweed relative

Monday, April 28, 2014

Deceptively cute, the lifesaver cactus is a member of the milkweed family that just happens to be a succulent from South Africa: Huernia reticulata. At a Saturday flea market in Winter Park, the little plant called out to us: sure enough, a ring in the center of the flower is the size and shape of a Life Saver, albeit maroon colored.

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