All Things Gardening forum: Michigan State University Arid Dome

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Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Jan 18, 2014 11:06 PM CST
MSU Hidden Lake Gardens Arid Dome is a great place to go when it gets cold here in Michigan.

It's warm:)
This is Portulacaria afra or Elephant Bush from South Africa

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Here is a link to my photo shoot...
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
Greenhouse Region: Georgia Garden Sages Organic Gardener Beekeeper Vegetable Grower
Seed Starter Cut Flowers Composter Keeper of Poultry Keeps Goats Avid Green Pages Reviewer
Jan 18, 2014 11:19 PM CST
Great photos, Frank. I was able to visit there on one of my trips to see my daughter and I remember the Arid Dome. I was impressed by all of Hidden Lakes Garden. We had a great day but for some reason we forgot to take many photos, except of Hosta Hill!
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Heucheras Hellebores Container Gardener
Birds Region: New York Irises Garden Ideas: Master Level Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lilies
Jan 19, 2014 4:12 AM CST
Thanks for the album. It looks like a great place.
Name: Jonna
Mérida, Yucatán, México (Zone 13a)
Garden Procrastinator The WITWIT Badge Region: Mexico I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Ponds Tropicals
Enjoys or suffers hot summers Plumerias Plays in the sandbox Dog Lover Cat Lover
Jan 19, 2014 1:22 PM CST
What a great looking portulaca, it looks really old with that large a trunk. Down here, they are called the money plant and supposedly will bring good fortune to a house. Most people have at least one around Whistling including me.
A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.
Name: Paul
Allen Park, MI (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member Canning and food preservation Vegetable Grower Seed Starter Roses Region: Michigan
Plant and/or Seed Trader Enjoys or suffers cold winters Container Gardener Composter I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Feb 25, 2014 8:57 AM CST
We love Hidden Lake, make 3-4 trips a year.
Spring, Summer, Fall
Gardening is cheaper than therapy and you get tomatoes. ~Author Unknown

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