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Saturday, August 7, 2010

Orange, yellow and more orange....

Orange is one of my favorite colors. I know a lot of people stay away from this color but it just pulls me in. I seem to constantly surrounded myself with orange in some form or fashion. Maybe some of it is my mother's influence who is also passionate about the color orange. I won't even begin to tell you about how many orange throw pillows we had in our house growing up. And, then there is my husband who is also very orange...a Clemson grad and a very devote if not fanatical fan. I have numerous Canna plants in the garden of the orange persuasion and the blooms are just gorgeous right now. See for yourself ...





These are incredible plants. In the heat of the summer when so many plants are just in survival mode these amazing specimens are full of life. They are the perfect blend of orange and yellow. I could just put a blanket on the ground and lay myself down and stare up at the blooms against the clear, blue sky. It is the perfect contrast of brilliant colors. The things dreams are made of...

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  1. I just ripped up a bunch of my ornage cannas ( would have given them to you ), but they seem to be eaten alive by something, caterpillars, they are yucky and tan and falling apart. Such a waste as they are so prolific ! take care, Gina

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  2. Love Cannas in the spring - hate them thereafter. They get so UGLY! Beautiful picture though!

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  3. Do you know the name of this specific canna? I have the same ones and were told they're heirlooms, but can't nail down the name!

    Thanks!

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    1. Jackie, these were pass along plants from my FIL and I don't know the specific variety. Sorry!

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