Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Mystery Cannas Fixing To Bloom
Unknown canna with buds
This striped leaf canna is new to my yard. It seems very happy in Las Vegas. It's growth could be described as aggressive. I'm really excited about seeing the flowers. The leaves make me think of C. 'Bangkok', but we shall see.
Sunday, July 29, 2007
Perfect White Canna Flowers
Canna 'Ermine' with flowers fully open
Wow! Ermine is very beautiful. I hope it continues to do well so I can have a bunch of these.
Canna 'Ermine' flowers
Saturday, July 28, 2007
Collecting Canna Seeds
Seed pods of Canna 'Dawn Pink'
I'm collecting seeds from my canna plants. The seed pod forms at the base of the flower. If it is fertile, it will grow larger. Don't pick until the pod is completely dry and starting to crack. The seeds are dark and round. Notch the seeds with a file and then soak them for 48 hours. Plant 1/2" deep.
Dried seed pod ready to pick
Ermine Buds Opening
C. 'Ermine' buds are opening.
C. 'Ermine' flowers opening.
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Vigorous striped foliage of unknown canna.
On The Edge
Canna 'Pretoria' has a thin purplish edge around the leaf.
A burgundy edge outlines the lush green leaves of Canna 'Red Dazzler'
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Canna Australia Seedlings Taking Hold
Canna 'Australia' seedlings are making themselves at home.
These young Canna 'Australia' seem to be taking a vigorous hold. They arrived here as seedlings about eight weeks ago. They have been unphased by Las Vegas summer temperatures. (Highest temp so far this year = 116F)
White-Flowered Canna Ermine
Canna 'Ermine' with buds
Ermine is a short little canna with light green leaves. This particular canna is a new seedling to my yard. I've got it growing in a large pot in dappled sunlight. I'm really excited to see it ready to bloom so quickly!
Canna 'Ermine' just loves the camera
Monday, July 09, 2007
My lovely new Tropicanna has suffered a sunburn.
How sad! But a happy ending is on the way: the new shoots coming up are better acclimated to the desert sun.
Wednesday, July 04, 2007
Where is Canna Land?
Canna 'Dawn Pink'
Canna Land is that wonderful tropical paradise I wish to have in my backyard. It is a magical sunny place of inviting color, sparkling water and fragrant breezes. Canna Land is a fantasy moving toward reality. This blog will chronicle that journey.