I knew I needed a plant with lush foliage that had beautiful flowers....long lasting flowers pretty enough to take to the graves of my loved ones.
My decision? Beautiful tropical Ginger Lilies.
Thanks to my girlfriend Joyce I was able to get some baby plants.
I planted three colours...pink, white and red.
Pink Ginger Lilies
White Ginger Lilies
The baby plants grow right out of the mother plant stems...plant them just as they are...the old dry flowers provide nutrients for the soil.
They tend to die if you plant them in a tidy manner by removing the old dry flowers....ask me how I know.
The good old reliable red ginger lilies....they look a bit ragged at first but then they settle in quite nicely.
I am happy with my decision....can't wait until I'm able to saunter out to the garden to cut fresh blooms and create lovely memorial bouquets for my loved ones.
This is the fourth time I'm recreating this side bed..... I hope these lilies will be well behaved so that we will continue to have a lifelong friendship....fingers crossed.