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BARK !

Introduction   Bark is the outermost layer of tissue on a mature plant. It is made mostly of dead rectangular cork cells that fit tightly together.  It is pretty much watertight! The bark on trees and shrubs is as distinctive and individual as the species that produce them.  Not surprising, there is a large variation […]

CINERARIA

An electric blue if I’ve ever seen one !  Thank you Shutterstock!   The name   Cineraria falls under the Pericallis genus, which includes the daisy. Composed from the Greek – peri meaning around and kallos meaning beauty.   It is a member of the Aster family (Asteraceae), closely related to ageratum, gerbera daisies, straw […]

 
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