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November blooms

It’s a beautiful November day here in New Orleans. Gauzy white clouds are floating through a bright blue sky. Just enough of a breeze to help the windchimes sing. And flowers in the garden enjoying the cooler weather and recent rains.

The sweet almond bush, Aloysia virgata, is in full bloom. Beautiful white panicles beckon bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and all other pollinators with their intense almond fragrance and promise of nectar.

Dancing Girl Ginger, Globba winitii, isn’t fragrant but her gorgeous blooms more than make up for that. The breeze is just enough to make her look like she really is dancing to today’s beauty.

What’s blooming in your garden?

Happy digging in the dirt …

           Jeanni and Gibbs

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Dancing Girl Ginger

Dancing Girl Ginger, Globba winitii. Low maintenance, very easy to grow perennial for your shade/part shade garden. Great in containers or in the ground. Grows about 2′ tall and wide. Is one of the last plants to break dormancy in the spring, so be patient. Zones 8 – 11. These beautiful flowers repeat bloom late spring until frost.

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I’m at the Alachua County farmers market till 1:00 today. It may be raining, but we’re under cover so you’ll stay nice and dry.

Don’t forget about my seminar at 10:00 on how to attract butterflies and hummingbirds to your garden.

Happy digging in the dirt …

Jeanni and Gibbs