Being new to gardening I don't know the plants in my yard. Does anyone know what this is? Thank you.
SOLVED: Unknown Tropical
MzMunchen it doesn't look like my ginger. Mine the leaves grow upward. I am sending crutland some ginger this week. Along with a brug and a datura and some of my world renown PURPLE CONE FLOWERS. I called them TALL LANKY GEORGIA BOY FLOWERS after myself. (Conceeded -NOT just love em )She is new to the site and so welcome aboard. A lot of good frienly people will help you I'm sure as they have me. All you Fl. folks are so lucky. And nice also. Jim
MsMunchen as nice and helpful as you are to everyone I would consider it a priviledge and an honor to send you some. I'm running out of datura. Do you want some ginger. Mine is white and blooms late in the summer or early fall(probable all winter for you lucky Floridian's) Smells so good. Like honeysuckles. Email me your address and it will be in the mail. How about some tall and I mean tall black eye susan's. They bloom late summer and early fall and grow way over my head and I'm 6 foot 6 inches tall. The first year I had only one plant and I estimate it had 500 blooms at one time on it. I grow them in big clumps now and the good thing about them is I don't have to do anything but remove the babies and give em a way. I never have to water or fertilize. I always gather the babies before mowing and have 20 ar 30 that I was going to take to my daughter-in-law but I will have more the next time I mow. They reseed real heavy. Jim
Thanks MzMunchken and Georgia. I will take a picture if it blooms. My aunt from Tampa gave it to me and I have never seen the bloom open and she said she hasn't seen hers open either. We will see what happens this year.
Mz M ! Take him up on those offers and then send some to me...I will not ask for them direct cause I know how naughty I am and can't help myself! :}
Zany as nice and helpful as you are to everyone I would consider it a priviledge and an honor to send you some. I'm running out of Datura. Do you want some ginger. Same song second verse, could get better but will probable get worse.
Who is Zany???? Me or you?????? Want some? Jim
MzM will you email zany that she didn't reply and it hurt my feelings. Jim
A picture of the flower would help, but it looks a bit like Dichorisandra thyrisflora (aka Blue Ginger). If the flowers aint blue - I pass.
Don't be hurt you silly boy to answer you will bring me joy!
I didn't mean to shirk but I had to leave and go to work!
Your ginger gift would be just great but how can I riciprocate? And since I am beggin to tell you true....I'd love some Tall Lanky Susans too! :}
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groan!!!!!!!!!!! LOL!!!! everyone's a poet!!! Zany, that was pretty good!!!
Thanks eltel, I will watch that bloom and see what happens.
I'm calling you the poet champ.
When Zany grabs the keyboard and then begins to stroke,
Every time she hits those keys out will come a joke.
It does look like a ginger to me too...Costus..the spiral ginger? Anyone agree? I have one (which has never bloomed in my winter-sun-deprived Wisconsin home...but continues to grow fantastically!) and yours looks quite similar to mine.
I think that is it. I found a picture that looks like mine (Costus pulverulentus).
It's not that I'm a jokester son....
But, A Girls just gotta have FUN!
Crutland, Sorry I took over your thread
Here is what I should have said,
Welcome my new friend to D. G.
Looks like a Ginger plant to me!
I do not always speak in rhymns
Sometimes I'm just plain silly.
Thanks Zany! I am enjoying reading this fine literature.
Zany if we couldn't have fun life would be a bore.
Connie did you put one of these in my laughing box. If you did I know I will have a big smile when it gets here. The link is great.
Msm and Zany email me your address and I will get them in the mail Monday. Jim
If you can call "THAT" Literature You have a great sense of Humor too! :}
Well I call mine literature but no one else has until Connie came along. I think I am going to like Connie.