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"CANNA LILIES — Bold, gaudy perennials for the flamboyant gardener," by the Whistling Gardener

I have always had a love affair with cannas. Having grown up in southern California, cannas were a staple item in the landscape. The large growing varieties that reached six to eight feet tall were seen throughout most of the public parks where they were used in formal plantings, much like back in Victorian times.

I have always had a love affair with cannas. Having grown up in southern California, cannas were a staple item in the landscape.

The large growing varieties that reached six to eight feet tall were seen throughout most of the public parks where they were used in formal plantings, much like back in Victorian times.

"A few random thoughts as we head into April aka (Waxing Philosophically)," by the Whistling Gardener

As I come to the end of March, I often find myself reviewing what has happened in this first quarter of the season. I’m not sure yet if it will have some bearing on the rest of the year or if it is just a cleansing process for me as I move into the heart of the gardening calendar.

As I come to the end of March, I often find myself reviewing what has happened in this first quarter of the season. I’m not sure yet if it will have some bearing on the rest of the year or if it is just a cleansing process for me as I move into the heart of the gardening calendar.

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