April 30, 2014
Cannas in The Tropical Paradise
As I recall, we had a very mild winter and it didn't really damage the cannas badly enough to require a *cut down to the nubs*, but I did it in February, anyway. I'm gonna have to remember to do that on a regular basis.
I also removed the Elephant Ears from this area. They grew well, almost too well, there, and it was a constant effort to keep them under control in a narrow area that's difficult for me to get to. So I replanted several elsewhere where there was more room and they're doing fine. And now this area belongs to the cannas.
I have doing regular application of Miracle-Gro fertilizer, poured on the roots, not on the leaves. The hard water in Phoenix makes nasty water spots, so no more pouring on the leaves. I have also stuck the plant food spikes in (both houseplant and for tomatoes) that I get at the Dollar Store. Need to get more of those!
Posted by Brad Hall