Saturday, January 2, 2010
Native Palm for a Change
Quickpost: As a last hurray for 2009, I specified the plants for a small subdivision house garden (as a favor to an old friend). She was surprised at my plant palette when I emailed it to her. She has always known me to specify showcase trees like royal palms (Roystonea regia) and foxtail palms (Wodyetia bifurcata). Instead what she found tabulated were specimens of bungang china (Adonidia merrillii). Nothing wrong she muttered as bungang china is very much cheaper than the 2 previously mentioned palms. Plus Adonidia would actually look as majestic clumped compared to a solitary royal or foxtail. Writing this thesis blog does have an impact on me, not only in my studies but also in work.