Summer's End


brokensword

...and not every pond in Michigan has a loon!
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going through my more recent pics, came across this one from Oct 3; sort of puts my mood into a visual! Summer's End...

211003 - frog summer's end.jpg
 
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And they smell heavenly, too! Not reliable for overwintering outdoors here, so right after a frost I yank a bunch of them out & keep them semi-dormant in our cool storage room. That way I know I'll have some for the next year.
 

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yeah, just read up on them as I wanted to sneak one into my yard next year but at 8', they may be a problem (running out of available space!)
 
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They're very narrow but tall stalks, so they don't take up a whole lot of real estate. Mine in the pond usually top out at about 4' high. I do have some that we tossed into the compost pile which actually overwintered last year. Those ones are taller - about 6' I'd guess. Let me know in the Spring if you want some. I usually have more overwintered tubers than I have space to plant them.
 
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Well, next Spring when I'm dividing the overwintered tubers & wondering what to do with the excess, I'll be posting on here and, if anyone throws their hands in the air & jumps up & down at that time, I will happily send off some butterfly ginger to spread the happiness.

A very dear friend of mine, who has since passed from breast cancer, gave me the original plants that I started with several years ago. I consider it a tribute to a wonderful woman to keep 'her' plant going & spreading to where ever it's wanted.
 

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