FRIDAY FLOWERS: READYING THE GARDEN FOR WINTER

It’s mid-October and time to think about cleaning up your garden! With the unusually warm weather that many of us have been experiencing, it may be hard to think about putting the garden to bed for the winter. But we all know it must be done! So I’ve made a mini-checklist for you of autumn […]

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FRIDAY FLOWERS: LET’S TALK ABOUT IRIS

I always think of iris blooms as being so fleeting. They just do NOT last long, either in the garden or as cut flowers. But then again, they are SO lovely that of course, I must grow them.   This is one of my very favorite iris in my garden: it was given to me […]

FRIDAY FLOWERS: WHITE GINGER LILY

Today is all about the White Ginger Lily or Hedychium Coronarium or Butterfly Ginger Plant Just how beautiful is this? And, its scent matches its beauty!! It is sweet, and tropical, and reminiscent of honeysuckle.     These ginger lilies grow by spreading rhizomes, disappearing in the winter and re-emerging in late spring. By August […]