Who doesn’t love chocolate?! Join St George Village Botanical Garden’s Executive Director, Dewey Hollister, on a botanical journey from the New World to the Old World as you learn more about the delicious Cacao or Cocoa Tree. Find out how it got its scientific name Theobroma cacao which translates to “Food of the Gods”.
In the Garden with Dewey
In this week’s episode of “In the Garden with Dewey”, St. George Village Botanical Garden Executive Director, Dewey Hollister, explores the tropical rubber tree, Ficus Elastica (a strangler fig) trees that grow on St Croix and discusses some of their interesting characteristics!
Join St George Village Botanical Garden’s Executive Director, Dewey Hollister, as he introduces you to the new planters that frame the entrance to the Garden. Momma cat joins him as he talks about the plants that have a new home – including the cutest dwarf banana trees that will actually fruit!
Dewey discusses the Garden’s use of successional gardening with companion plants using the Maga Tree (Thespesia grandiflora), a beautiful hibiscus tree, as an example. See how planting these alongside the Brazilian Potato Tree (Solanum wrightii) can help increase growth rate.
St George Village Botanical Garden Executive Director, Dewey Hollister, shows off one of his favorite plant families – Anthuriums! See what these popular house and garden plants have in common with bromeliads and litter baskets.
Join St George Village Botanical Garden Executive Director, Dewey Hollister, as he tours you through the Garden behind the scenes during the COVID-19 lockdown to see that life still goes on! Work continues behind the scenes and the Garden continues to grow. There’s even a special cameo appearance by Garden dog, Marley!