Sunday, May 29, 2011

Have a nice holiday

Good evening Friends ~

Hope you are all enjoying your long holiday weekend.

It is very warm and humid here, but at least we had some nice breezes today. We even had a nice bit of rain during the wee hours of the morning.

The first two pictures below are of canna blooms. I grew this from seed and these are my first blooms. There are more sprouts coming up beside the main one in the pot. I had to use some snail and slug bait today, because someone has been munching on the leaves with great abandon.



Next we have Kathleen.



Gardening is medicine

that does not need a prescription.

And with no limit on dosage.

Author unknown


Zone 10 ~ s.e. FL


Grace said...

Congrats on a very nice canna and rose. Hope the weather cools soon.

Seven Gates Farm said...

What a green thumb you do have. From seed ~ amazing! They are gorgeous. Things hot and humid in the Carolinas today; an enjoyable evening though. Debi

sherryocala said...

FlowerLady, I have munchers on my cannas, too, but I think mine are the 4-legged kind - squirrels, those dreaded creatures. They chew off the top of new leaves before they uncurl. Oh, razzle frazzle!! I had one gladiolus with a flower head, and one day it disappeared. The bugger had broken the stalk which laid the top part down, then chewed off the buds and took it with him. Tree rats!!

Bernie said...

I hope you have a great weekend yourself. No long weekend here, but we had a couple not so long ago.

Beautiful Canna bloom. What a fantastic colour! Kathleen is looking stunning as well.

Jenni@ RainyDayGardener said...

Oh, those are such pretty canna blooms, lovely soft color! Have a great weekend :)

Becky said...

The Canna is lovely and so is the Old Fashioned Rose - at least thats what my Grandma always called a single petaled rose. Ba safe this Memorial day - I'm working 5 hours this morning and will then sleep in the car as my Husband drives us to my folks for a cookout.

NellJean said...

Cannas from seed, what fun! More ambitious than I've tried.

The quote about gardening being medicine is correct -- time in the garden and a glass of iced tea will take care of many complaints.

NanaK said...

Pretty canna blooms. They look very much like the native Florida canna I have. I didn't know canna would grow from seed.

Hope you have an enjoyable holiday.

Susan said...

Hey Flowerlady...I'm back! Just read on another blog for people who've had trouble leaving comments that you should unclick the "stay signed in" box when you sign on to Blogger. worked!

I've missed leaving a comment on your blog. Your yellow cannas are oh, so pretty. Are these the dwarf variety? They are such a soft yellow.

gld said...

That gardening quote is very true!

You are like Tom, I am amazed at what both of you grow from seeds or cuttings....birds of a feather...............

I have never grown cannas. I meant to do some this year...but failed. I love the yellow.

Autumn Belle said...

I love your quote. The leaves of your canna looks like the leaves of my tumeric ginger plant. Kathleen looks like our white senduduk, a native plant. So nice to see your 'western' tropical blooms.

Vetsy said...

So happy that you were able to catch a nice breeze. I like the Cannas lovely yellow color, it has never occurred to me that one could grow it from a seed. The Kathleen is a cutie is it a rugosa?

sweetbay said...

I love the lemony color of your canna. I bought the native canna from Niche Gardens and it's yellow but more golden.

sherryocala said...

FlowerLady, I could not open your "Testing" blog. It took me to a page that said your blog didn't exist. There I clicked on your blog name (that didn't exist by the way), and it took me to your Memorial Day post. The blogger system still isn't right, is it? Was that what you were testing?