‘Tis the Season for Holiday Light Shows in Gardens
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As the daylight dwindles, botanical gardens and other public outdoor venues turn on fanciful light shows to attract visitors. November and December are the prime months for such extravaganzas.
Now through December 29, the Royal Botanic …

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Flower of the Day: Physalis Alkekengi

Submitted by on October 10, 2015 – 8:22 amNo Comment
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denmark_copenhagen_physalisSeen in the Botanical Garden shop in Copenhagen, Denmark, the Physalis alkekengi is a plant with burnt orange papery blooms also known as the Chinese lantern.

It’s related to the Physalis peruviana (whose fruit inside that papery calyx is edible), the tomatillo and more distant relatives including tomato, eggplant, potato and other nightshades.

(Photo ©2015 by Susan McKee)

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