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  The Latin word of the week  
Liparis
(lip-AIR-iss)

Liparis is from the Greek, liparos which means shining, oily, or smooth. It describes a small genus of orchids known as Twayblades. These little woodland orchids are known for slick, or greasy-looking basal leaves. They are generally inconspicuous little plants and easily overlooked in rich or sandy woods and on moss along streambanks.

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Mandevilla 'Alice Dupont'
Mandevilla x amoena

Mandevilla is native to southern Brazil and is enjoyed for its ornamental beauty in mild climates around the world. The vines can reach up to ten feet, and the large, glossy green leaves takes a backseat to the beautiful, vivid blooms. Mandevilla have become more widely available commercially, making it possible for gardeners in non-tropical climates to enjoy a bit of the tropics in their gardens. Many different selections are available, but 'Alice Dupont' is one of the most popular, and for good reason - the reliable pink blooms are profuse and lovely all season long.

To overwinter Mandevilla, cut off the vines to a manageable height and pot up in ordinary, well-draining potting mix. Provide as much natural light as possible, but keep the plant on the dry side and don't fertilize until spring when it's ready to go back outdoors.

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Type of plant: Vines and Climbers

Bloom color: Pink

Bloom time of year: Mid Spring, Late Spring/Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer/Early Fall, Mid Fall

Sun requirements: Full Sun, Sun to Partial Shade, Light Shade

Cold hardiness: Zone 10a to Zone 10b

Height: 15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing: 10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m), 12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

  Bloom of the Day for March 5, 2015  
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Plumeria 'Tahitian Sunset'
(Plumeria rubra)

Type of plant: Trees, Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Bloom color: Pink, Orange, Bright Yellow

Bloom time of year: Late Winter/Early Spring, Mid Spring, Late Spring/Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer/Early Fall, Mid Fall, Late Fall/Early Winter

Sun requirements: Full Sun, Sun to Partial Shade

Cold hardiness: Zone 10a to Zone 11

Height: 6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m), 8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m), 10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m), 12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m), 15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m), 20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing: 4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m), 6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m), 8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m), 10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

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