TikTok Index for February 2022

2022.02.01.01 PV Coconut. “Omar makes a living harvesting green coconuts on along the Malecon in Pto Vallarta. These are sold for “coconut water”” https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdkDFgt9/

2022.02.01.02 PV Pineapple. “Nifty fresh pineapple with a crested top-growth. The stand sells Pina, Pepino, Sandia, Mango, & Jicama with a rich salsa of Chile, lime, & salt” https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdkD6uGD/

2022.02.01.03 PV COVID sculpture. “COVID progenitors rusting in the salt air of Pto Vallarta”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdkDRyaX/

2022.02.01.04 PV Bread and Monk. “A monk, a sisal cord, and a loaf of wheat bread – symbols all in Vallarta”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdkDSdP3/

2022.02.01.05 PV Plant Street. “A charming moment along the streets of Vallarta, near PIpi’s; our favorite local restaurant.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdkAEav8/

2022.02.02.01 Mazatlán, Catharanthus.  “Catharanthus (we used to call it a Vinca) perennates in tropical gardens. Native to Madagascar, cultivated plants yielded anti-cancer extracts.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdkDNu9m/

2022.02.02.02 Mazatlán, Corn “An elote (an ear of corn) is also called a mazorca (a cob) when the husks are removed. Each kernel is the fruit of a single flower.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdkDJTtR/

2022.02.02.03 Mazatlán, Indio. “A fellow nicknamed “Indio” cleans onions at Fruiteria La Huerticito (“little garden plot”) in the Mazatlan Mercado Central”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdkDkSA4/

2022.02.02.04 Mazatlán, Pina. “You can learn about spices, grains, & dried comestibles from Pina, at the Los Amigos shop in Mazatlan. She’s worked with her Dad there for 4 decades”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdkDk4go/

2022.02.02.05 Mazatlán, Stephen. “Estefano (Stephen) walks us through the natural products you can purchase in this market stall, in Mazatlan.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdkD8xLy/

2022.02.02.06 Mazatlán, Elario “Another sweet encounter with Elario, at his shop in the Mazatlan Mercado Central (which he has managed for 50 years!). His name means “happy””  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdkDrBho/

2022.02.02.07 Alma. “Alma wouldn’t let me post a previous video, but relented this time. She has worked 4 decades with her Dad (Alberto Bernal) at the Mazatlan Mercado”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdkD2Wd2/

2022.02.02.08 Caldo. “Caldo in waiting. Walk up to the vendor and pick out precisely what you plan to use for a soup or stew – it’s ready, fresh, and naturally portioned.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdkDdYTL/

2022.02.02.09 Victor. “Hanging out in the Mazatlan Mercado Central, bugging Victor and his clients about the massive inventory of specialty sauces.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdkDhc4D/

2022.02.03.01 Pithecellobium dulce. “A densely scruffy tree, Pithecellobium dulce (varyingly called Guamuche or a similar term) thrives in urban edges here in Cabo.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdkAESuG/

2022.02.03.02 Tequila. ”Just off the marina in Cabo San Lucas you’ll discover a nice, rustic, life-sized & romanticized diorama of the pre-industrial tequila-making process”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdkDN26d/

2022.02.08.01 Pto Vallarta, limbed-up Ficus  “If you wonder why the Weeping Fig weeps…” https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdA2pCpE/

2022.02.08.02 Pto Vallarta, trees at plaza by cruise terminal (muted by TT) https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdAjefJs/

2022.02.08.03 Pto Vallarta, Soriana Market, herbs “Verduras at a large market (Soriana) on the main drag on Pto Vallarta… “ https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdA2KXHW/

2022.02.09.01 Mazatlan, “Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus) gets its common name from Portuguese transliteration of “chacca” – a Malayalam term for this useful plant.“  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdA27CWp/

2022.02.09.02 Mazatlan, Cedrela.  “The Mahoganies are New World relatives to Chinaberry (Melia) and Neem (Azadirachta) – all trees with alternating compound leaves.“  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdA2nUV3/

2022.02.09.03 Mazatlan, trimming trees  “City maintenance crews sent in to trim back trees on the Mazatlan historic district.“  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdA2WCqN/

2022.02.09.04 Mazatlan, plaza  “Storekeepers in Mazatlan don’t like it when trees block the view of their buildings, so crews scut back branches regularly.” https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdA2KCG4/

2022.02.09.05 Mazatlan, watering street trees  “Somebody cares about the street trees of Mazatlan. Yeah, street and park trees have a rough life, but it’s nice to know someone tries to keep them.” https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdA2EC3m/

2022.02.09.06 Mazatlan, Tecoma stans  “Tacoma stans – not to be bested. Few trees give so much flowering and can take such hot weather. If you were to create a yellow garden, you’d want this.“  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdA27AHb/

2022.02.09.07 Mazatlan, Cinchona   “Quina roja is the common name for Cinchona (source of quinine), though I’m not qualified to certify the identity of this material. Any feedback?“  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdAjemjh/

2022.02.09.08 Mazatlan, Coconut vender  “A young vendor (Ricardo) helps me understand a bit about coconuts – the young (tierno), the mediano, and the madero (mature fruit, which weigh less).”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdAjdHS8/

2022.02.09.09 Mazatlan, Market, Pepitas  “Sunflower and squash (pumpkin) embryos are fairly similar, though their origins are quite different.“  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdA2E6qD/

2022.02.09.10 Mazatlan, Market, instant soup  “For 30 pesos (in the Mazatlan market) you can purchase a mix of vegetables to make a supper caldo (stew). Just add meat and seasoning.“ https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdA2GwUa/

2022.02.09.11 Mazatlan, Bauhinia  “Lost in the arcane history of plant taxonomy, the seminal cataloging of ancient plant names by Jean and Caspar Bauhin is honored through this genus.” https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdAjRpb4/

2022.02.10.01 Cabo, landscape guy  Last port day on our back-to-back cruise, here in Cabo. Raymond tends the landscape and cleans patios at one of the nicer commercial centers.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdAjexn1/

2022.02.10.02 Carnival Panorama, Emart, pizza guy  “Back on the ship (Carnival Panorama), Emart shapes out pizza dough quickly and effectively in a tray of semolina. No waiting here…”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdAjFNRL/

2022.02.13.01 HNT, topiary in CH  “The Helen & Peter Bing Children’s Garden is coming up on 2 decades, but evolves yet. Gardener Edward Kardish originates and actualized this idea.” https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdAj8to5/

2022.02.13.02 HNT, Trichodesma schottii  “Not commonly cultivated, for people along the SW coast this Trichodesma schottii is a curious treat – a handsome plant with a chandelier of flowers.” https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdA27BsQ/

2022.02.13.03 HNT, Cabbage  “Beautiful cabbages in the Huntington Potager- recalling cabbages, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, bok chou, kale. & kohlrabi are one species.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdAje1Vg/

2022.02.13.04 HNT Brussels sprouts  “Brussels Sprouts are cabbage with reversal of fortune. Rather than the apical bud heading, the axillary buds head up along the elongated stalk.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdA2Gkmh/

2022.02.13.05 HNT Cauliflower  “Cauliflower is a headier relative of Broccoli – making a succulent, non-green inflorescence we harvest while still tender.”     https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdA2oDwh/

2022.02.14.01 HNT, Pyrostegia  “Pyrostegia venusta (Flamevine) is one of many great Bignoniaceous vines (Distictis, Pandorea, Clytostoma) that bring color to SoCal landscapes.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdAjJFYA/

2022.02.14.02 San Marino, Iceland Poppies  “Iceland Poppies are popular cool season plantings in SoCal, but their soft, pastel colors are difficult to meld in mixed palettes.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdAjdCQm/

2022.02.15.01 HNT, Hail  “A sudden change in weather. We seldom experience hail in SoCal, but a nice afternoon turned when a cold storm blew in, w/ hail, rain, & lightning.“  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdAjYhyY/

2022.02.15.02 HNT, Hail  “A hail-aceous update! An unusual meteorological happening in LA.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdA2o1xx/

2022.02.16.01 SBGG,  “16 Feb in Sta. Barbara, CA – native flowers are coming to their spring crescendo- poppies popping and ceanothus making a scene.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdAjJv8F/

2022.02.16.02 SBBG, Rhododendron End of flowering for the fragrant native azalea (Rhododendron occidentale). Compare these flowers to the heaths and to Arctostaphylos.”   https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdA2nCag/

2022.02.16.03 SBBG Heterotheca sessiliflora “What a nice, mounding daisy for a rockery – California’s native Heterotheca sessiiiflora.“  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdAj1w62/

2022.02.16.04 SBBG, Erigeron glaucus  “Grow your own! Pick up a division of this incredibly natty plant, Erigeron glaucus (a tidy seaside daisy) to try in your garden.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdAjLVXq/

2022.02.15.05 SBBT, Arctostaphylos  “Arctostaphylos insularis flowers epitomize that urceolate corolla we encounter in heathers, blueberries, madrones, & manzanitas.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdAjesWh/

2022.02.15.06 SBBG, Opuntia  “Opuntia phaeacantha may be off outing and dangerous vegetatively, but the flower is delicate, even pristine.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdAj1FqL/

2022.02.16.07 SBBG,Teucrium “California’s native Teucrium glandulosum is a far cry from the European Germanders of herb garden fame – yet in the same genus.” https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdA2Tr3g/

2022.02.16.08 SBBG, DendromeconDendromecon hardfordii reminds us that many plant groups we think of as herbaceous have woody representatives. A woody poppy – wow.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdAjNPxN/

2022.02.18.01 HNT, CG Penjing  “Gardens staff give of their time, energy, expertise, and enthusiasm to bring immersive experiences to the wider public. Take advantage of this.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdA2n4c4/

2022.02.18.02 HNT, CG pond  “Like a meadow or lawn, a pond gives the relief of open space to the cancas, but brings the added effect of reflection, a view changing with each step.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdAj1p13/

2022.02.18.03 HNT, CG pond, Lotus  “Spent lotus, a symbol of the 4 seasons to us becomes a sign of wasted opportunity for our colleagues in China.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdAjJg8F/

2022.02.18.04 HNT, CG, NandinaNandina domestica (Berberis family) is common to Asian garden flora, at least in milder climates. We see occasional escapees in moist US regions.”   https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdAjL1Vw/

2022.02.18.05 SoCal, Chinese Elm  “A Chinese elm with a hairdo generated through closeness to significant power lines”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdAjRcn5/

2022.02.18.06 HNT, Stifftia  “A daisy relative with gigantic florets from Brasil – Stifftia chrysantha.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdA238Q7/

2022.02.19.01 HNT, Orange blossom “‘Valencia’ oranges at The Huntington – residual groves from the past century, when the San Gabriel Valley was still agricultural. Learning trees.”   https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdA2Ey46/

2022.02.20.01 PCC, Lantana  “Just chortling over the most blossom-filled Lantana I’ve ever encountered. A great, funky-smelling shrub (though a bit frost-tender).”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdA2sRn4/

2022.02.20.02 HNT, Cercis ‘Avondale’  “Flowering season for the wonderful Cercis selection ‘Avondale’ – first spotted, propagated, and introduced by New Zealand horticultural folk.“  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdAjYRUA/

2022.02.21.01 HNT, Pine pollen   “A cluster of 3 different pine (this one is Aleppo) all coning at the same time in late Feb – liberating billions of pollen grains.” https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdAjLBoD/

2022.02.21.02 HNT, “   “Agave desmetiana is a popular plant in SoCal, particularly the variegated selection (see San Marcos Growers).” https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdA23yQM/

2022.02.23.01 HNT, Chinese Garden buffer, Oak growth  The life of an Oak. Quercus agrifolia starts it’s new season of growth.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdAjeuWV/

2022.02.23.02 HNT, Chinese Garden buffer, another Oak   “The life of yet another Oak. These are not clones. Everyone is at a slightly different place.” https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdA2tWyL/

2022.02.23.03 HNT, Chinese Garden buffer, bamboo   “Scores of clumping bamboo selections, representing numbers of species, form a collection, backdrop, and future immersive landscape at The Huntington.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdA2ENby/

2022.02.23.04 HNT, Paulownia  “Princess Tree (or Empress tree), the beautiful but invasive Paulownia tomentosa, heads toward spectacular flowering T The Huntington.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdA2vnES/

2022.02.23.05 HNT Parking Lot, Tabebuia impetiginosa, “Yearly, this Tabebuia pays an installment (in a cloud of flowers) against the cost of moving.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdA2sA1F/

2022.02.23.06 HNT, NV, Magnolia ‘Butterflies’ “Yes, generally we call the deciduous Asian Magmolia hybrids “Soulangeanas,” because that’s the primary hybrid between M. denudata & liliiflora.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdAjRym2/

2022.02.24.01 HNT, Stump Grinder  “Work at Huntington Gardens never ceases. Weed trees are removed, and then the stumps have to be extracted.” https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdA2n2Gb/

2022.02.26.01 Las Vegas Springs Preserve, entry  Catching up on how the Botanical Garden at Las Vegas Springs Preserve is coming along- you’ll want to visit this place.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdAjeD6A/

2022.02.26.02 LVSP Phacelia campanularia  “Phacelia campanularia flowers are a striking, deep indigo blue, emanating from the curled (scorpioid) inflorescence (a cyme).”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdAjeFLs/

2022.02.26.03 LVSP Sustainable House  “Las Vegas Springs Preserve entices residents to adopt more sustainable landscapes as a road to better long term use of water in this desert climate.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdAjNAeN/

2022.02.26.04 LVSP Jojoba   “Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis) seed yield a “long chain, unbranched wax ester” sometimes used in fine cosmetics as a substitute for whale oils.” https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdAjFPAV/

2022.02.26.05 LVSP Rosemary   “Any Southwestern waterwise garden will be yet smarter if you remember to grow some Rosemary.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdAjNS5g/

2022.02.26.06 Wash with cane break  “Springs Preserve in Las Vegas has become a great garden & interpretive center – so in defiance of the sin city perception we so easily harbor.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdAj8B28/

2022.02.26.07 Narcissis  “SoCal personality George Harmon Scott signed his books by reminding us that bulbs are friends we are happy to see return each year- like at Springs.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdA2WahX/

2022.02.26.08 Cactus Alley “Cactus Alley at the LV Springs Preserve BG is really coming into its own as a handsome landscape steeped in personality”   https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdA2oebG/

2022.02.26.09 Botanical Garden structure  “I said Pete Dunsterville, but meant Pete Duncombe – Director of the early garden that provided a model for what a public LV garden might accomplish.” https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdA2cweh/

2022.02.26.10 Fritz Kollman  “Fun to be walking through the garden at Springs Preserve and meet the Supt, Fritz Kollman – who was on his knees, weeding, until I interrupted.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdAj1poM/

2022.02.26.11 Pistacia atlantica  “Pistacia atlantica resembles the closely-related Pistachio nut tree (P. vera), but is not grown in orchards for seed.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdAjYo9F/

2022.02.28.01 Mojave Desert near Lake Mead  “The Mojave Desert gets its bit of rainfall in winter, from California’s Mediterranean climate, while the Sonoran Desert receives summer rain.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdAj1ftt/

2022.02.28.02 Sophora secundiflora at Kingman  “The small SW evergreen native tree, Sophora secundiflora is now classified in the “segregate” genus Dermatophyllum – reflecting the leaf texture.”  https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdAj8DcF/

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