Scarlet ginger – easy to grow by all gardeners

By Ralph E. Mitchell Many gardeners shy away from exotic -looking plants with a mistaken fear related to their personal lack of horticultural skill. One such plant in bloom now is the scarlet ginger also known as  Hedychium… Read More

Colorful, edible – eggplants

By Ralph E. Mitchell For a vegetable that was domesticated over four-thousand years ago, the eggplant has come a long way!  Although not a vegetable that everyone likes, this meaty fruit is a delicious and productive “vegetable” that… Read More

Double the color

By Ralph E. Mitchell I wrote an article awhile back about canna lilies.  These perennial plants are so well-adapted to our area and their floral display is orchid-like and abundant.  While the blooms are fantastic and come in… Read More

‘Cool Down’ Gardening Series

Beat the Summer’s Heat by attending a ‘Cool Down’ Gardening Session starting at 8:30AM. These sessions are for those who like growing plants and can provide a little shade as well. Charlotte County is celebrating its 35th Anniversary… Read More