•        Since there isn’t much to do in the vegetable
garden, you can still  bake out nematodes in your garden
plots. Just cover the areas with clear plastic and allow it to
remain in place for at least six weeks. The soil will heat up
to a very high temperature, which will eliminate the
nematodes temporarily.

•        Vegetables which can stand up to the heat and
humidity of summer are okra, cherry tomatoes and black-
eyed peas. You can continue to plant these in your
vegetable gardens and expect a fine harvest.

•        And speaking of vegetables, can you believe it’s
time to start your tomato and pepper seeds for transplant
into the Autumn garden?

•        Flowers which will stand up to Central Florida’s
summer conditions are marigolds, begonias, coleus and
periwinkle.

•        With all the rain it’s an excellent time to plant palms
for that tropical look.
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Butterfly Ginger
Hedychium coronarium

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Blooming Red Bottlebrush   Was $70/$100/$300  Now $50/$70/$200

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Podocarpus Hedge Plants 6'H      Was $85                      Now $45


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Butterfly ginger (Hedychium coronarium) is a tender tropical
perennial related to the edible ginger everyone is familiar with. Its
thick green stems, which can get up to 7’ tall, emerge from rhizomes.
Running on opposite sides, up the length of the stem are long, strap-
like leaves. In July the
mature stalks form a
bulb shaped structure
at the very tip of the
stalk and over a
period of days the
flowers emerge. The
exotic-looking tropical
flowers are white, 2”-3”
wide, and very, VERY
fragrant! Once a stalk
is finished blooming it
will begin to decline,
only to be replaced
with several more
young stalks coming
up from the ground.
Over time this ginger
will multiply and form a
very handsome colony.
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Butterfly ginger has a
variety of uses in the
garden and landscape.
It makes a wonderful
addition to the shady
tropical garden, works
well as a background
for smaller blooming
plants, and even
performs well in large
containers. Just make
sure to place them
where you can enjoy
their perfume when in
bloom.  
A native of India, the butterfly ginger prefers a rich, moist soil in a
partly shaded area of the garden. It can be grown in full sun however,
in my opinion, it usually looks best with some protection from the harsh
afternoon sun. And although it may be killed to the ground in cold
weather (it is cold tolerant to 0°) it returns reliably once the ground
warms again in the spring.
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