Sunday, May 27, 2012

Margaret's Container Gardening Tips





Planting in containers is my preferred method of gardening.  Containers can add a new dimension of color and texture to your garden.


One of my newest discoveries on the internet is "A Way To Garden" by Margaret Roach.  


Click here for an awesome article and podcast with Margaret's Container Gardening Tips.  The awesome photo comes from that article!




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Monday, May 14, 2012

Beautiful Flowering Variegated Gingers



Spring is one of my favorite times of the year in subtropical Florida.  The Captain and I visited Busch Gardens this month and will be featuring plants and landscaping from the beautiful gardens.


The first in the series is 
Variegated Gingers




Flowering variegated gingers were featured in this raised bed at Busch Gardens in Tampa, Florida.



A close up shows the beautiful flowers that remind me of clusters of pearls.




The variegated ginger is a green tropical perennial which grows up to ten feet tall outdoors and 3–4 feet tall indoors. 

They do very well in the shade as well as the morning sun, however, they don't do well in the hot afternoon sun.  They are reasonably drought tolerant with little insect or disease problems. 

For more information on these showy, easy to grow plant, visit my webpage dedicated to growing gingers.










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