The 118-foot, 3,500-year-old bald cypress tree known as "The Senator" in Longwood, Florida, was not only the state's oldest tree, and the fifth oldest tree in the whole country, but also the largest tree of any type east of the Mississippi. To put the tree's age in perspective, it's estimated it ... More >>
A lecture for the plant-lover in you
Monkey Jungle in Cutler Ridge is hosting a Malagasy Feast this Saturday as part of its Malagasy Festival, which is a celebration of Madagascar through the country's food, music, art and animal life.The feast is being prepared by tropical fruit tree expert Robert Barnum and includes Okra Lamb SoupThr ... More >>
[above, Pam RuBert’s quilt, "Banana Split Pose." See more here. Argghh, I can't believe I'm going to miss this! And on my birthday! I leave for NYC Saturday morning -- will somebody PLEEEEEEASE pick me up some banana trees???? Gail Shepherd Tropical Fruit Tree Sale / South Florida Fairgrounds ... More >>
The Newport Guitar Festival meets Miami Beach.