Friday, January 1, 2010

Family | Zingiberaceae

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I have been experimenting with root plants. Gingers and turmeric are exotic. The foliage dies back but returns in the spring. Variegated ornamental ginger is a favorite so I have added this to the culinary ginger and turmeric. Variegated varieties abound in my garden basically drawn to add interest in a “dark” shady garden of native oak trees.










Turmeric.



Variegated Ginger


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Ginger
1896 color plate from
Köhler's Medicinal Plants
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