A journal documenting the trials and tribulations of gardening on the rocky coast of Downeast Maine. My attempt at keeping in touch with my many friends and loved ones who live all across the nation.
Wednesday, July 26, 2006
Tropicals in Maine
We may have a short summer season, but that's no reason to think we can't grow beautiful tropical plants up here! My deck garden is full of canna lillies, elephant ear, amaryllis, sweet potato vine and yes, even a banana my son in Florida sent me from his garden this spring! The banana is not only thriving, but also has a pup already. Currently blooming in the garden are the hollyhocks which I planted for the first time, ligularia, filipendula, hydrangea, dahlias and lots and lots of rudbeckia! I'm trying to map out the garden this year so I'll know where to transplant the different colors when I have to divide perennials next year. Yep, next year is the garden's fourth year and things have gotten a bit thick!
Gardening and knitting fanatic! I love digging in the dirt (what little I have of it!) My zone 5 garden is located on 2 1/2 heavily wooded, rocky acres on the coast of Downeast Maine and is shared by Hubby and our two cats, Spike and Sluggo. When unable to garden, I love to knit, cook, pursue my photograpy, bake and read numerous other blogs.