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RE: storm on the way folks.../now cannas


Cool! You know what's weird?? My cannas are putting out bigger leaves
than ever before! I could cut them off and use them for place mats
they're so big!! And the ones in partial shade are developing varigation
in the leaves which is outstanding!! Also I'm noticing the yellow ones
are going more orange this year. Lack of rainfall you reckon??


odd.  

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Theresa- yahoo" <tchessie@yahoo.com>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Mon, 2 Jun 2003 19:30:47 -0700

>The cannas I got from her this spring are all growing and putting on leaves.
>Also, the large plant the DF gave me a few weeks ago BLOOMED a few days ago!
>
>Theresa
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
>Behalf Of Jesse Bell
>Sent: Sunday, June 01, 2003 2:37 PM
>To: gardenchat@hort.net
>Subject: RE: [CHAT] storm on the way folks.../now cannas
>
>
>Those cannas that Pam gave me...2 years ago....are now about 3 1/2 feet
>tall...and I'm thinning them out and moving them around.  People don't think
>they are prennial in this zone....but they are.  I have people stop me when
>I'm outside (I live off a major highway) and they'll ask me what "those tall
>orange and yellow flowers are!"  When I tell them, they scratch their heads
>and say...they don't do well in this part of the state....well, YES they
>do....like rabbits...they multiply like crazy!  I love 'em.
>
>
>
>
>
>>From: "Pamela J. Evans" <gardenqueen@gbronline.com>
>>Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
>>To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>>Subject: RE: [CHAT] storm on the way folks.../now cannas
>>Date: Sun,  1 Jun 2003 13:37:03 -0500
>>
>>Well darlin' that's because they start popping up through the leaves and
>>mulch around mid-February here. Some of mine are 6-7' and blooming
>>already.
>>
>>That's why I have to ship them by mid-March latest or they're too big to
>>fit in a box! The first Spring that Jesse was in Oklahoma, I took a road
>>trip up there in May w/ a car FULL of stuff including 4 big buckets of
>>cannas that I dug up in March. They just kept growing in the buckets and
>>were about 4 feet tall or so when I delivered them. Needless to say, I
>>had to use the side mirrors driving up there. Couldn't see out of the
>>car. Did I get some funny looks on the road!
>>
>>Donna - glad all your "babies" survived the storm.
>>Thank God tornado season is about over, but then our coastal pals have to
>>start watching for hurricanes!  Ugh.
>>
>>
>>---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
>>From: "Donna " <justme@prairieinet.net>
>>Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
>>Date:  Sun, 1 Jun 2003 07:56:54 -0500
>>
>> >Appears all survived last night... now the sun is out, no wind and
>> >forecast of 65 today.... weather here can be crazy this time of year.
>> >
>> >Guessing I didn't need to haul all these plants into the garage for the
>> >night. I had planted Pam's cannas in pots as they were already growing
>> >when she sent them to me in Feb-March? I am the only one around with
>> >three ft cannas at the moment! (If you are from the north, you
>> >understand this comment... if from the south, you are probably
>> >scratching your head thinking huh?....)
>> >
>> >Donna
>> >
>> >>
>> >> Actually, Donna, all but Caladiums and some other truly tropical
>> >> children don't mind temps in the 40s at all. The summer "annuals"
>> >> will just sit and wait it out, but you shouldn't have any damage
>> >> unless it really freezes:-)  I've decided plants like it cooler than
>> >> people do.
>> >>
>> >> Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
>> >> mtalt@hort.net
>> >> Editor:  Gardening in Shade
>> >
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>>
>>--
>>Pam Evans
>>Kemp TX/zone 8A
>>
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