I brought a few of my tropical plants out from their winter storage yesterday. I remember seeing this one last year and trying to figure out what those strappy white leaves were.
They are white because they came up in the storage space without any sunlight. I think they are liatris. They will turn green in a few days.
This plastic container has served me well for the past four years. I intended to replant everything last year, but it just did not happen, so this year, I immediately dumped this one to replant. One of my favorite cannas - an orange/yellow splotchy variety lives here. I thought I would divide it to plant in the containers at work.
I am guessing that there will be a huge mass of canna rhizomes in this pot and I can take at least enough rhizomes to work to plant two containers.
I painstakingly removed all of the soil from every corm, rhizome and tuber.
Jackpot on the callas! I don't know what I started with, but I am sure it was not this many.
I will replant these in other containers -- 3 - 5 per container.
The humongous mass of canna rhizomes I expected did not materalize. This was it. A very small amount. I don't think it's any bigger than when I planted it four years ago.
I guess I will have to find something else to use for the containers at work.
I am off work the remainder of the week. I lucked out as the weather forecast if perfect! This morning I was outside early digging more grass from the phlox. So far I have spent close to three hours on that horseshoe shaped area I showed you yesterday. I am almost done....at least for a few weeks when some of it will find its way back in. It's a never-ending chore.
I also went to the library this afternoon
and got a light culinary mystery--Lemon Meringue Pie Murder. I intend to spend a bit of time reading.
For dinner tonight I have this delicious beef vegetable soup heatng up. I made it on Sunday and can't wait to have another bowl.I added a couple packages of ramen noodles to this soup. YUM!
My Weekend Goal was to Make a Bench Pillow - I am happy to report that I accomplished that goal!
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