Thursday, August 6, 2009
I wish you could smell this Butterfly Ginger (Hedychium coronarium) as it truly gets even more heavenly as the heat rises in the garden. Plant this tropical perennial and a cousin of culinary ginger in the summer shade. USDA zones 7-11.
A little hard to see due to the glare of the 100 degree sun but the walkway is lined with bountiful blooms of Blush Noisette. A really great fragrance as you walk along.
The grass is going very brown as the nursery stock and the landscape beds are the only areas being watered these days. The nursery has missed all the rains that have been in the area recently. I help these beds with organic fertilizer a bit more often as this is the walkway some brides use on their wedding day. It has been remulched recently. A little bit of attention goes a long way.