Plain Gardening: Tropical Plants

Plain Gardening: Tropical Plants

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Plain Gardening

Tropical Plants


It's Gulf Coast summer…that means hot and humid; it's the kind of weather our tropical plants love!

Gardening expert Bill Finch says this is a good time to buy, plant, or just look at the many wonderful tropicals we grow along the Gulf Coast:  Mona lavender, coleus, impatiens, blue clockvine, and gingers to name only a few.  They all love this season and will grow well as long as they're planted in well-drained soil.

Most of these plants will survive the winter planted in the garden.  Some die back in mid-December but will come back next summer.  They don't need to be moved in and out of the house like they would in Boston or other northern climates.

Learn more about tropical plants—you can even buy some—at Mobile Botanical Gardens.  Check their website at

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