Sunday, 9 November 2008

Green Thumb Sunday

Cannas
Just dug up my 2 canna roots. In May I had planted 2 small roots.

This is the amount of cannas after one season of growing.
I have washed them and let them dry in the sun, storing them in a paper bag in the basement after dry.
Can hardly wait to see how many
more cannas I will have next year.
Just have to comment on the
weather in southwestern Ontario these last few days has been unseasonably warm. Highs of 20 C. lows of 9. , this is not the usual November. Highs at this time of the year should be highs of 9 -10 lows of 2.
Still it is lovely to be able to walk the dog with just a T-shirt on instead of coat, hats, mitts and boots.

5 comments:

Shady Gardener said...

I tried cannas last year, but I didn't take proper care of the roots and they didn't grow this year. Isn't it too cold to let them be outdoors right now? (Did you wash them right away, or wait until it was warm enough?) Guess I need a few helpful tips. :-)

Lythrum said...

Wow, they really did multiply. The only time I tried cannas I didn't dig them up in the fall and they only put out sporadic growth the next year. Good job getting your fall chores done. :)

Crafty Gardener said...

Canna root multiplies very quickly. I give lots of mine away each year, and I bet you will be doing that too.

Kim and Victoria said...

Whoa! That's a lot of cannas! Nice. I dug up my dahlias, elephant ears and acidenthera. They're now safely indoors and ready for next year. We've been getting plenty of rain here, it's great.

kml said...

Wow - that is a lot! I have never tried them, will have to look them up.