Thursday, April 21, 2016

My Ginger is Blooming!

When you walk through the breezeway and start on the little stone path
headed to the potting shed, you will walk through some very high
ginger.  These ginger plants are at least 8 feet tall and grow like 
weeds!  I just finished cutting off quite a bit of these plants a 
couple of weeks ago.  Today, after some very big thunder storms
and a nearby funnel cloud roared through our town, I was able
to get out and take photos of the new blossoms.  Aren't they
lovely?  I am so pleased.  The ginger is very happy again this 
spring after all of the rain.  The plants in the front yard are 
blooming too.  By the way, as far as I know, the funnel did not
touch down, just scared us.

Do you see the potting shed in the background?  This is a very
private area, separated from the rest of the backyard.  It's like
my very own secret garden :-)

These buds are so pretty and will probably open up more tomorrow
when the temps will be about 84 degrees, sunny and no rain.
The storm today kept me off the internet and that's why I am 
posting so late.  I had a plan to post earlier, but Mother Nature
had something else in mind.  We are all safe and sound, although
everything is a bit soggy.

I need to go check on my banana trees in another part of the yard.
I have a total of five of them this year.  Maybe we will have little
bananas, my neighbor does.  That would be a real treat, especially
if they arrive in time for me to show off my quick and easy
banana pudding recipe next Tuesday!

Bentley is happy now.  He can explore his yard now that 
the dark clouds have passed.  He was sad looking out the 
window earlier when he saw all the rain.

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley


  1. So glad that the funnel cloud didn't set down. Your ginger is stunning and I bet it smells so good. I sure wish we would have gotten some of that rain, we really need it so bad.

    Have a great weekend Susan.

  2. Glad you two are safe!!! Love your yard!!!

  3. Oh my goodness, the ginger is so pretty!

    I hate to admit that I didn't know you had tornadoes down where you are. I mean this week. We had the "catastrophic hail storm" here but we got pretty lucky at our house. The roofing guy said our roof is ok. I'm pretty shocked but very happy. ;)

    So glad you are safe and sound. Thank you for joining Thoughts of Home on Thursday.

    1. Glad to hear that your roof is okay. The weather in our state has been crazy!

  4. How gorgeous Susan. What an absolute delight this post is!!! Thank you so very much for joining the gathering at Thoughts of Home on Thursday.

  5. I've never known ginger grew like that and those gorgeous flowers!! Thanks for sharing with us.


  6. I didn't realize ginger bloomed. How pretty!
    I am glad you made it through all of the treacherous weather we have been having.
    Thank you for being at TOHOT!

    1. I hope the weather is friendlier from now on :-)

  7. I just finished my post of our garden. Our ginger isn't in bloom yet, but it will later. It only blooms in the years that it doesn't freeze back. Are these blooms amazing?
    Rain here till early afternoon. Then the sun came out, and the day was beautiful. Glad the funnel cloud didn't touch down. Happy Weekend!

    1. The first year we moved here the ginger froze back in our front yard, but not the back. Since we had a mild winter and lots of rain, our ginger is soooo happy! I think of those blooms like big smiles. Your garden is so gorgeous Sarah and you are such a talented gardener!!

  8. This is the second post I've seen today with photos of ginger - and the first times I've ever seen a ginger flower. How pretty it is.

    1. It is a lovely flower, too bad it does not last longer.


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