Canna Have Another?

My last post recommends the THINK, SIP, SEARCH method for adding plants to your garden.  I didn’t think I would test myself so soon.  I thought about some plants that I might need before I went to the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens Plant Sale today.  I did!  I even had a SIP at the nearby Dunkin’ Donuts.  This is, by the way, a spot to rival Starbucks.  Let’s face it, if you just want a good cup of coffee, go to DD and don’t forgo your next meal, because the prices at Starbucks are unreasonable and who has time to get a Starbuck’s degree to figure out what you really want to order and drink.  Just want something to sip that tastes good, thank you!

So, tell me, why did I lose all control when I saw this?IMG_3937

Did I need another canna?  Maybe not, but imagine how Canna ‘Bengal Tiger’ will look with some of my other tropical plants!  Canna_BengalTiger_1188

And who could pass up a ginger lily named ‘Disney’?  Not me!IMG_3938


A walk around the grounds at Coastal Georgia Botanical is a treat for the imagination.  A work in progress, I believe, there is so much more ahead for this wonderful space.  After years  (decades) of visits to New York Botanical Garden, I could be a bit jaded, but I find the adventure that lies ahead for this Coastal garden could be equal to the refinement and sophistication of New York.  IMG_3943

The Rose garden (above) beckons – a few roses are beginning to bloom!  The Iris garden is a work in progress.IMG_0148

This will be worth a return visit very soon, as the few early iris promise good things! IMG_0169 IMG_0139 So, after my visit to Coastal Georgia Botanic Gardens and my purchases today, I will amend by saying

THINK, SIP, SEARCH, and be CHARITABLE at all Plant Sales!  And if you can’t make all your plant purchases at charitable events, then I wish you luck in trying to restrain yourself as all the great plants begin to arrive in the nurseries!IMG_3907


About Jayne on Weed Street

Wife, mother, and owner of pets much loved. Gardener of three decades, amateur photographer, ardent about art, antiques and books.
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10 Responses to Canna Have Another?

  1. debra @ 5th and state says:

    such lusciousness! loving that canna and would also be tempted.


  2. Pondside says:

    I couldn’t have resisted that canna either! It is gorgeous!


  3. Very nice…..and that canna will add the WOW factor! Yes, gardening is a bit like that…..when you see something beautiful……you gotta have it! Addictive!




  4. Plant sales are dangerous places for gardeners. 🙂 And, what a brave soul you are to bring up the coffee choices and prices of DD versus Starbucks. I always pull into DD. 🙂


  5. Love the way you are toting plants in that green foldup container. I have one of those, and never thought of it for plants, brilliant! Thanks for the photo plant sale adventure – so much fun.


  6. bittster says:

    You’re practically a philanthropist! Nice of you to go out of your way like that to support the community, I’m impressed.
    Watching a new garden develop is always fun. You really get to see more personality I think than in one that’s either planted up and staying that way, or one where a big name designer is making his latest statement.
    I also have that canna on the way. I’ve grown it before but lost it and it’s such a beauty I need it again! -not to seem like I’m a stalker but I saw an exceptional specimen in the plot of one of your allotment neighbors, it showed up very nicely in one of your pictures last year and I was just a little jealous! (btw your ‘grown up” photo is ‘Tropicanna’, not Bengal tiger).


  7. Pauline says:

    I can never resist a plant sale either, love the Canna you brought home, that would have come home with me too!


  8. Karen B. says:

    Somehow this post slipped through the cracks. I have a very dear friend who loves gardening as much as me and she goes to a plant sale each year. I’ve promised to miss work and go sometime but it’s not happened yet. I can see that this would be fun and worthwhile. You’ve found some great items.


  9. I canna blame you for being unable to resist! I love orange flowers, so ‘Bengal Tiger’ is deeply appealing to me. If I lived in your climate I would probably grow a lot of cannas myself.


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