Here’s an interesting article about the origins and migration of the Bottle Gourd, or, Calabash (Lagenaria siceraria)… from the NY Times. A brief snippet below with link to the complete […]
I photographed this great vine last week growing on a project site in S. Vietnam. Not sure if it was wild or cultivated there, although I didn’t see it elsewhere […]
Again, I am the blue dot. I like to visualize where I am from space.
I am the blue dot..
I’ve been traveling for work through Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam for the past couple weeks and haven’t had time to put up any photos/articles here… will update soon. I’m back […]
I took this last year and recently rediscovered it while running through my photo archives. I don’t take many pictures of people, but clicked this one while eating lunch on […]
Here’s where I am now, in S. Vietnam. Below are snapshots from GoogleEarth and Maps. I am the blue dot. Click image to enlarge.
The Quarryhill Botanical Garden offers this helpful database on their website. Click here for the link. “The Database of Asian Plants in Cultivation is a searchable database containing Asian plant […]
A close relative to Kiwi (Actinidia indica), A. polygama is a deciduous vine that reaches 5-6 meters in height. It has a number of edible and medicinal properties. Like the […]
I took these photos, and others to be uploaded shortly, at Quarryhill Botanical garden, near Sonoma in N. California. “Founded in 1987, Quarryhill is one of the pre-eminent Asian botanical […]
Cornus mas is a species of dogwood, native to S. Europe and Southwest Asia. The fruit tastes like something between a sour cherry and cranberry, turns dark red when ripe. […]
This tree, variously referred to as gamboge, egg-tree, false mangosteen and Himalayan garcinia, is native to parts of India and the Malay peninsula. It can be found growing wild on […]
Urginea is sometimes included in the Drimia genera, comprising around 120 species in S Eurpoe, Africa and parts of Asia. U. maritima is typically considered to be a group of […]
Carissa carandas, similar to the Natal Plum, finds origins in areas of India and Southeast Asia where it is grown for its fruit, as an adornment, and to be used […]