Friday, July 2, 2010

Fourth of July Red

I do things that would make any respectable garden designer cringe. Like the year I planted these reddest-of-red cannas. I did it because I never had red flowers to make red, white and blue flower arrangements on the Fourth of July to take to parties. I had lots of blue, lots of white, but no red, thus the cannas came to grow in my Laguna garden. It wasn't long before I realized that they just didn't belong in my garden. I love cannas but they are definitely a tropical plant and my garden is far from tropical. I have tried many times to remove them, but they are stubborn buggers and insist on staying. At least I'll have a red, white and blue flower arrangement on the Fourth this year.

3 comments:

Antique ART Garden said...

Yes, I have cannas too, and they are tough flowers to get rid of, this year mine are turning brown in the bud areas too ? Don't know if it is a fungus or bugs ? Red is pretty in cannas by the way...but I don't do much of whatever respectable designers suggest much of the time, thanks ! Gina

Chicken Boys said...

I've never been a big canna fan. I have some red and blue Morning Glories planted at the back deck. I was hoping they'd be blooming by now, but I just got my first timy flower this morning. Maybe they will be in full swing by the time I get back from vacation.
~Randy

Priscilla said...

Beautiful red Cannas, perfect for your patriotic arrangement. Have a happy 4th of July!