July 30, 2013

Inspiration...Elephant Ears!

 

Hey guys, one of my favorite warm weather plants are big and beautiful Elephant Ears!  

Now the scientific names for these plants, because there are several varieties, include... Taro, Cocoyam, Dasheen, Chembu, and Eddoe.  Interesting huh?  Another thing I can tell you is that they are super easy to grow, and all you need is warm and humid weather.  Literally my hubby planted ours by sticking bulbs right in the ground.  Aren't they great next to our screened porch?



Above is a view from the inside of our porch.  And here are few more Inspiration photos below...




So if your backyard or garden is in need of tropical update, think Elephant Ears!  They grow all Summer long and thrive in wet/humid climates.  And because of their large size, they make great focal points for gardens, screened porches and even decks.

Happy Summer!


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8 comments:

  1. Lovely! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  2. These are exactly what we need in our backyard! Beautiful.

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  3. In Kansas, we have to dig them up before winter, BUT, my husband is CRAZY about these things and has so many he has to give them away now! He would be in love with yours!

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    1. Thanks Robin! Oh I would hate to have to dig them up each year ;)

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  4. I saw your blog tittle and I thought "BOMB i love those fried dessert too"...omg am i pregnant!? Seriously thought those plants are fabulous!
    -katie@mydiyhabits

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