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!