This morning I stepped outside and was welcomed by this stunning Red Canna flower, wow, right? I had planned to write something about creativity and the connection to gardening and appreciating the natural beauty in the world around us, but my time is running out. What I really want to say is my life just wouldn't be the same if I weren't surrounded by pots of living, breathing and sometimes blooming plants, and it somehow compensates for the fact that I'm not living on that huge plot of land with endless fields and pastures......truthfully where would I find the time for that in any case?
Red Canna, as well as yellow canna with green leaves make up a large part of my summer container garden, and they just keep going year after year with minimal upkeep. They die back in the winter and come back each spring, which is such a delight! And today I realized that they are also great inspiration for a vibrant patterned watercolor. What do I mean? Keep reading to see how amazing these blooms are close up.....
Run, don't walk and get some blooming plants in your life, and Canna should certainly be one of them. Just do a little research as to how it will work in your climate. Just beware, if you plant it in the ground it is the kind of plant that will take over, but that could be a great thing!