Desert Rose

When you look at a blooming desert rose (Adenium obesum), you might swear that you are looking at the pink pinwheel flowers of oleander, mandevilla or annual vinca that have been pasted onto the thic...

Theodore Payne’s Wildflower Hill

In the waning years of the 20th century, people seem to have two contradictory desires. On the one hand, they crave extraordinary excitement and thrills – from heart-stopping action movies to n...

Texas Ranger Thrives on Being Ignored

  Texas Rangers belong to that category of plants that thrive on being ignored. The reason you do not see more Texas Ranger plants, despite their spectacular autumn bloom, is because of improper...

Gold Discovered in Lantana

The heat of this past summer may have finally given way to cooler autumn days, yet two plants continue to make a determined display of blazing orange flowers, reminiscent of the sun.   In fact, ...