Plants in Detail – Bismarkia nobilis

Bismarkia nobilis (Bismark palm) is, without question, one of the most photogenic plants in the world.  This mighty palm with its architectural, pleated leaves hails from Madagascar, where I first saw it growing in the wild in 2008.  The concertina fronds spiral dramatically away from the hirsute stems which bear them.  Add a dash of […]

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Vertical Living in Vietnam

The rain has finally stopped. As a result the temperature is a very pleasant 31 degrees with a nice breeze. I am enjoying the last few hours in Vietnam before flying to Hong Kong. This morning I visited one of my favourite showrooms in Saigon, where as much attention is paid to the landscaping as […]

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