Tropical Treasures Magazine
Pushing the limits of tropical gardening.
Growing tropical plants in non-tropical climate and indoors.
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PLANT SCHOOL AND CLINIC
TO LED, OR NOT TO LED: THAT IS THE QUESTION
...Nowadays we are bombarded by advertising of high-tech gizmos, which are, according to their manufacturer claims, can make our life very easy. LED lights are such highly-advertized gizmos. “Buy now our retrofit LED lamp, which is a new World Wonder. It'll make any other light obsoletewithin five years. Our 15W LED retrofit is equivalent to 75W incandescent lamp in terms of light output”. After seeing the price tag you experience a little shock. Still you want to provide the best for your precious plants. You've been shown some magic numbers promising quick payback within 5 years. And you buy it. Was it a wise decision?..
ANALOGIES FOR DUMMIES
...A word from our editor...
GROWERS OF BEAUTY
THE EXOTIC RAINFOREST: WHAT WE HAVE LEARNED WHILE TRYING TO DUPLICATE THE NATURE
...Have you ever wanted to create a beautiful tropical garden in your home or yard but just did not know where to start? Well, it can be done if you are willing to learn how tropical plants grow in their natural environment. Sound difficult? It's not that bad, all you have to do is follow Mother Nature’s lead!..
PLANT SCHOOL AND CLINIC
DO-IT-YOURSELF EFFICIENT LOW VOLUME IRRIGATION SYSTEM
... When your garden collection becomes so large that it takes hours to water the whole thing, or when the summer gets too hot, it is time to think about automatic (timer-operated) irrigation system...
ASK THE PRO'S
TROPICAL TREASURES Q&A
...Thunbergia is one of those genera that offers a tropical gardener a great palette of colors, forms and growth habits of undemanding yet showy plants. They can be divided into two main groups according to landscape use – vines and shrubs. When looking for adding a color into your exotic paradise, think of these vigorous plants first, before adding impatiens or marigolds. Within just one season thunbergias can reward your efforts and brighten up the evergreen jungle, in both sunny or shady spots...
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