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#155355 Nov 26th, 2007 at 06:59 PM
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Lynn: Diane said your Cannas I sent you froze. The ones like I sent you I also sent to Triss and gave Diane some I kept some yours are the only ones that came up. But I do have some I got before that I can send you some next spring. Does it look like this?
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Mine Never came up! boohoo and you had given me sooooo many of them too a couple of years ago, boohoo boohoo I still wonder what I didn't do right why


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Awwwwwwwwww you two are toooo sweet, and the best medicine that I needed tonight!!! kissie

I think it looks more like the top one? Mine was on hold this past summer in a large pot because I was going to plant it in the "pond" garden, but we never got that dug out. I was going to take the tubers inside, but didn't get around to it until we had already had some very cold weather.

BUT... I did drag the entire pot into the garage in hopes that it would warm up a tiny bit (no heat out there), and the next sunny day, I'm hoping to be able to get some of the soil away from the tubers to see if they are still viable.

Mine grew so well, but this year it didn't bloom until it was almost frost time?

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And here it is on October 1 of this year - very late to bloom for here!
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I'll be so upset if it doesn't make it. I would definitely love some more if it doesn't, Jimmy kissie, but I'll be so sad if this beauty is done. tears

I'll let you know in a few days how things look...


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Ok I have a few of them I will be more then glad to send you some. Also Diane I can let you have some also.


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YEA!!! Don just took the solid MASS of roots and soil out of the pot and put it upside down in a recycling bin for me, and brought it into the basement! The soil does appear to be thawed out, and when I get a chance, I'll be able to cut away at the root mass and dig out the soil and see if the tubers survived - in the HEATED basement!

I also have to remember to pick up some peat somewhere tomorrow, in case they are ok.
I'll need to pack them in the peat in a sealed box for the winter - keep your fingers crossed for me, K?

I put the tennis ball on there for scale - the mass takes up the entire bin.
It's actually higher than it looks in the picture for some reason.
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OK let me know when you know something. Also when would be best time to send you more if yours don't make it? Don't want then to freeze in the mail ether.


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Beautiful cannas you have there.


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OK - Last Thursday morning I spent a solid 2 hours without getting up once, digging the soil out from all the roots in the solid mass around the tubers. I couldn't believe how much soil was left over! It filled a bonus sized kitty litter pail (40 lbs.!), and half the recycling bin the mass was in!!!

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Here are most of the roots that I pulled off, before I took it over to the sink and washed the rest of the soil off and clipped the remaining roots!

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And here are the tubers drying on a towel, with tennis ball for scale again.

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They are now all packed away in peat moss for the winter and stored in the closet in the laundry room.
I think they looked ok and not frozen - time will tell...


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YEA!!! clap
At least a couple of tubers made it through the winter - can you see the seven little tips starting to grow??? I'm soooooo happy that they didn't perish because I brought them in very late last fall. Now to keep my fingers crossed that they start to green up since I potted them up today and put them in a warm, western facing window.

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They look great Lynne! Glad they made it for you!

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do you have to dig them up every winter?

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I hate stuff I have to dig up for winter, I got a hibiscus in the house right now like 6 feet tall


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I got some seeds in a swap, I think from njoynit, and after seeing yours, LYnne and Jimmy, and after you so nicely chronicled the storage for me lynne, I'm going to give them a try! Thanks and I'll let you know what I get!


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Good luck with the seeds, mel! I wasn't able to grow any from seeds unfortunately.

Yes Sheri - I have to dig them up and store them over winter, but this color is soooo pretty I don't mind. I was just very late in doing it this past fall.


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I just HAD to share my excitement with you all here, and to thank Jimmy again for his generousity! kissie This is the orange canna this morning, still growing indoors for now but will probably go outside after next week.

I'm thrilled that it made it through another winter! bop
See the little bit of the other pot next to this one? More of the same! clap[Linked Image]


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grin clap clap that is soooooooo great Lynne,, grin mannnnnn Doesn't that just make your heart swell with smiles,,!!


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Wonderful, Lynne, just wonderful! And I totally agree with Diane's comment: it does just make a heart smile.



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Lynn they are looking good clap Glasd they came back for you. thumbup


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JIMMY!!! flwr Look at it now!!! clap
I am soooooooo excited, I cannot wait to see those oh-so-pretty flowers again!!! thumbup

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This is actually only half of it - the other half is in the pond and is growing much more slowly, but is still green and healthy!


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coooooooooooooool!!!!!!! I'm sooooooooo glad it has come back for you! clap


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So if I am following the this fall yo will dig them up right?? & store in a cool dry place???


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Yes Carol - we need to overwinter the tubers inside here in zone 6.
I dig them up, clean them off, and cut off all the roots and let them dry out before putting them in peat moss in sealed boxes. Then I store them in a closet in my basement until about mid-March. I then pot them up to start indoors so they get a head start.


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good grief. A lot of work but I guess it's gotta be done. Do you have to do that will all bulbs and rhizomes?

Your plant sure looks healthy.

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The only ones that I grow that need that care are the cannas and elephant ears. All my other bulbs, such as tulips, daffodils, and lilies can stay in the ground over winter. It's really not that much work once you get started... it's getting motivated to do it that gets me most years.


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Originally Posted by plants 'n pots
It's really not that much work once you get started... it's getting motivated to do it that gets me most years.


Isn't that the truth---it is that way with all things---for me anyway--it is not ever the work--it is getting me started that is the problem--I seem to love to procrastinate......My Bad.....


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It's growing by leaps and bounds now!!!
I am so thrilled with the ENORMOUS leaves that I can't stop looking at it, and posting about it too! blush :wink:

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GEE WIZ--Lynne--stupendous !!!! You will post when it blooms right????


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Not blooming yet, but still growing very nicely!
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Now if I could only keep the Japanese Beetles off of it -
look at all the damage they've done - I've already cut off edges of other leaves that were mostly destroyed! madd
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Lynne try Beneficial nematodes will help to control them. You should be able to find them in Organic Garden stores. Also I use Joy with water works real well for my aphids and spider mites. Hope this works for you.


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Originally Posted by Jimmy V
Lynn: Diane said your Cannas I sent you froze. The ones like I sent you I also sent to Triss and gave Diane some I kept some yours are the only ones that came up. But I do have some I got before that I can send you some next spring. Does it look like this?
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oh those are so pretty I only have 2 colors orange and yellow, suppose to have a red one but it has not bloomed yet


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Belinda my red one also has not bloomed yet this year. Last year it bloomed all the time seems like.


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LOOKIE LOOKIE!!! clap flwr bop

I didn't even see a flower stalk yesterday at all,
and today it's standing up tall like a soldier - YIPPEE!!!
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thumbup looking good lynne

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FINALLY!!! A BLOOM!!! clap flwr luv

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It was wet with yesterday mornings' heavy rain, but I really love the color!
Thanks again Jimmy!!! kissie


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Exquisite, Lynne!!!! and yes such a nice color it has!!!


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Lynne I am glad it came back and finally bloomed for you. Mine have stopped blooming maybe because of the heat 102 today 105 predicted for Sunday. They were pretty while they lasted. Wish you continued good luck and many more blooms with yours.


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Well I just can't stop taking pictures of this terrific plant! It's now over 6 feet tall and putting up more flower stalks - so far there are 3 that are blooming. In front of the canna is one of the brugmansias that Diane sent me last winter. Isn't it wonderful how we can grow flowering plants from friends that we have met here on TGH, from all over the country? Just so happens that both these plants are from Texas! Way to go Texas growers!!!

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Once again simply beautiful !!! and yes it is wonderful.

It is just amazing what we, as a common unit, can accomplish here on this site.


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My neighbors on the canna side of the pond came over today - husband and wife - to ask me "what IS that very tall beautiful flower you have growing???" They can see it from their deck and couldn't imagine what plant was so tall here!

Don is standing next to Jimmy's cannas to show how tall it really is.
He is about 5'10"! So this must be at least 7 feet tall!!! yikes
And it keeps on flowering! Gotta love it luv - thanks again, Jimmy! kissie

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See Diane's brug in front? They certainly grow big from Texas! thumbup


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