Friday, July 29, 2005

This is the first bloom of the new cannas. The darker brown/wine foliage cannas with small red blooms I have had since '96. I believe they are known as Russian Red. I have some of the green foliage cannas with yellow bloom & red specks which I believe are Richard Wallace which I have also had since '96. They were hidden among the Russian Reds and didn't do much of anything until I seperated them about 3 yrs ago. This yr I bought two new varieties. The one shown here is Wyoming Canna. Also bought a green foliage canna that has the large red blooms and which is known as c. Indica var. Cherry Red. I will post the pics of that as soon as possible.

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

The cosmos before Dennis went thru. By the time the storm was over us it was only a tropical storm but it did manage to shred the cosmos some as they were tall and leggy with delicate flowers. Fortunately the plants themselves can take alot of abuse and easily grow back and seed themselves.