Category: Home Landscapes

Scarlet ginger – easy to grow by all gardeners

Scarlet ginger

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

Eggplant

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

Canna leaves

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