The Corn Field

Well, really my Ginger collection.  It does look a lot like corn and a gardening friend told me a funny story about her daughter who was getting married in her mother’s backyard.  The daughter stated that she did not want to be married by her mom’s corn field.  The mother knew, of course, that the Gingers would be full of beautiful white blooms with a heavenly scent for the wedding.  After her wedding day, the daughter changed her opinion on her mother’s corn field.

 

 

 


Dazzling Disneys

The Hedychium coccineums, otherwise known as Disney Gingers, are dazzling this year.

The Gingers are blooming a little earlier this season,  due to rain and an early Spring.

The Disney Gingers have really multiplied this year and have very robust flowers. Quite a few haven’t bloomed yet, so the show will be extended for weeks.


Gingers Showing Off

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The Gingers have really put on an end of summer show and  I think they out did their spring blooms.  The Hedychium are sending out fabulous scents that entice me to the back corner of the yard several times a day to inhale their sweet smells.

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Hedychium coccineum “Disney”

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Hedychium thyrsiforme “x maximum”

Kaempferia pulchra “Bronze” and Curcuma parviflora “White Angel”

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Hedychium hybred “Pink V”

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Cucuma hybrid “Emerald Chocozebra”

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Globba globuliferaG “Purple Globe”

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And the one that started my collection, Hedychium coronarium “White Butterfly Ginger”.  Thank you Joyce.


Morning Surprises

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This stunning White Texas Star Hibiscus (Hibiscus coccineus) made its presence know this morning by putting on a surprising show from across the yard.  It had been struggling, not blooming and mostly forgotten.  Today it received full attention.

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A “Disney” Ginger was spotted peeking out from behind the fence.  Click on the photo twice to find it.

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After further investigation, a small colony of escapees were found.

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This Hedychium coccineum ginger is a good choice for the Automatic Garden.  It just needs some directional guidance!