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Image Typhoniums - Growing and Hybridizing these lesser-known Aroids
By LariAnn Garner on May 7, 2011

Tropical plant fanciers living in northern or temperate climates are interested in new, exotic looking plants to enhance the tropic atmosphere in their gardens. One genus of Aroids, Typhonium, is ideal for this because they go dormant in winter. But there are two caveats, one of which I can change, and one I can't . . .

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Image Caladiums - Pink Swords, Dark Chocolate and Licorice!
By LariAnn Garner on May 4, 2011

For me, an open aroid inflorescence is an invitation to hybridizing, and none more so than Caladium blooms. This is because of the possibility of new and exciting color combinations as well as plant habits and leaf shapes. So with my first work in crossing Thai and Western Caladiums under my belt, I've forged ahead with newer, even bolder attempts. . .

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Image The New Caladium Frontier - East plus West!
By LariAnn Garner on June 23, 2010

While the western-style Caladiums have been around for many years, the relatively recent advent of the Thai Caladium varieties has sent ripples throughout the Caladium fancier's world. Now, I'm bringing the two together in a bold cross-cultural hybridization program - read on for the spicy details!

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