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The mythologized coco-de-mer (Lodoicea maldivica) tree is a Seychelles Island native palm, and yields the largest seeds (weighing up to 30 kg) in the plant kingdom. The seeds also happen to resemble a woman's curves.
A host of tropical houseplants that have found new life in the great outdoors as annuals in the warm months are still happy denizens of windowsills and sunrooms when the temperature drops
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Ken Druse puts together "recipes" for your garden—whether you are looking for a Midwest prairie, a collage of trailing vines, a woodland nook, or a night-blooming palette—showing what to plant for each theme. Each garden "recipe" is captured in these beautiful images by Ellen Hoverkamp. The images are not only stunning, but practical—Druse and Hoverkamp put ground covers at the bottom, shrubs in the middle, and trees at the top.
Moon trees are not plants that flourish on lunar terrain, but rather, trees that are grown from seeds that orbited the moon thirty-four times, in the Apollo 14 lunar mission in 1971.
Landscaped entirely out of cypress and eucalyptus, the enormous guitar is one Argentine farmer's love letter to his late wife, a young woman who loved the guitar.
Emerging from supporting roles as masses of background greenery, ferns can hold their own as centerpieces, indoors or out.
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Garden Design editors look for new Way Hot plants at the 2007 California Pack Trials 
Highlights and observations from San Francisco's annual event
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Either by making or finding them, new plants are constantly arriving on the scene — here's how to get a sneak peek
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