Thursday, July 26, 2007

Canna plants for a Hummingbird and Butterfly Garden

Canna Lily Canna x generalis
'Striped Beauty'







Canna
Common names: canna, arrowroot, Indian shot
Size at maturity: from 18 inches to 8 feet tall, depending on variety
Description: tuberous perennial with leaves that resemble those of a banana plant with flowers on 3-6 ft. stalks.



Flower colors range from reds and oranges to creams and apricots.
Growing conditions: full sun, lots of water (they can grow in a bog); can be rather invasive in warm climates. Divide in spring.
Function: perennial borders, cut foliage (flowers don't last long when cut)
Zone tolerance: USDA zones 7-11; Sunset zones 6-9, 12-31, warmer areas of 32, or dig and store
Reference 2: Botanica (Turner, Barnes & Noble)












(Hummingbird Photo by Peter Desposito http://lihummer.org/)
(Canna Photos by Gisela Bach, Guildwood Gardens)


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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Annie from http://bimbimbie.blogspot.com has tagged me for eight random things you didn't know about me until now, so here it goes..

Grow hops in the garden – not for brewing beer, but decorations..

(Mount Hood - Soft American variety developed from Hallertau hops)

Wish I could fly to the moon…

Love to drive fast cars..

Can’t volunteer in an animal shelter, I would adopt to many pets.
Stop the lawn mower to save a lady bug..
Avoid swimming pools and whirlpools, because the water contains too many chemicals.
I am very interested in Archaeology and love to read about recent discoveries around the world. http://www.archaeology.org/

and here ist my last one:

I Live With Intention:

Walk to the edge.
Listen to nature
Listen within
Laugh.
Practice wellness.
Continue to learn.
Appreciate my friends.
Choose with no regret.
Do what I love.
Live as if this is all there is ...
Living in the moment - planning for eternity
And make every day count…