Author: Ginger Kopka


Rain Lilies

Zephyranthes candida, White Rain Lilies, bloom in late July and August. They are an easy to grow tropical plant in the Amaryllis family. Rain lilies look best planted at the front of a garden, along a path or in a rock garden. They seem …



Eucomis, commonly referred to as Pineapple Lily, is a striking plant in the summer garden. It sends up deep bur­gundy strappy leaves in spring. Then in late June florettes begin to rise which can reach 20-30 inches tall. These florettes resemble pine­apples so therefore it’s common …


Elephant Garlic

Elephant Garlic, Allium ampeloprasum, is sold at grocery stores!  Did you know you can plant the huge cloves to produce flowers like those in the picture?  Elephant Garlic is a perennial plant. It will grow and then come back and grow next year. Wow!

Elephant Garlic is closer to a…