Monday, May 25, 2009

cannas revisited

Several years ago when I lived in Burleson, there were cannas all along the fenceline, well nurtured by the septic tank lines. They have a propensity to be prolific, and needed to be thinned periodically, so several went to Nolene. When I moved, I didn't get around to digging up a few to take with me.

Time went by, and while I planted several things at my Alvarado house, cannas weren't in the mix. Nolene's cannas still prospered.

I've been here in Mansfield a year now, and this year I've been able to work in the yard a bit. When Nolene said they were clearing out some of the cannas (Joe had already mowed some down), I jumped at the chance to get a few. I've put some in the front, some at the side (mowed by Joe!), and still have a few to go in the back with Troy's mums.

Have a good Memorial Day weekend. Take time to remember and give thanks for those who serve and have served to keep us free, especially those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

3 comments:

Hip Hop said...

sigh....at least I can say I tried.

elsie123 said...

I know, I'm not the gardener you hoped I would be. Ah well, there's still room in the flower bed for other improvements...

Sherry said...

My grandmother had a patch of red cannas. We would make a playhouse in the center. No telling how many snakes we ran out! I definitely didn't think about it then and am so glad that brothers and cousins didn't mention it.

You know that you really should get a motorcycle! Then your match.com description would really fit! ;o)