African Nightcrawlers – Bin too Warm? 02/10/2022




Lawn Pest Identification

There are several lawn pests that you might encounter along the way; and it’s best to have these controlled at the soonest possible time because managing them at their mature stage might be more tasking later on. So, get yourself acquainted with identifying a few of these turf annoyances first to know how to control them.

Things to Do in the Garden for Winter

Like many people I enjoy gardening and love to share my tips and advice with others so I’ve written the following article to help inform you so you can help with garden flourish. I hope you find the following article informative and useful.

Phal Orchid AKA Phalaenopsis Orchid

An overview of the phal orchid and its habitat. This includes particular hybrids that are suited to greenhouse growing in temperate climates.

California Poppy Seeds – How to Use Poppies in a Rock Garden

When many think of California poppy seeds, plants for their rock garden are not the first things that spring to mind. In fact, California poppies might not be included at all when gardeners sit down to work out which plants would be the best for their rock garden. But along with succulents, beautiful alpine specimens, and small, creeping sedums, a number of dwarf poppies can be the perfect addition to any rockery.

Home Herb Gardening Made Simple

You can easily have a home herb garden at home by following a few simple steps and maintenance. Though you may think growing home herb gardens is not something as essential as tomatoes or bell peppers, you will have many uses for your home grown herbs and will see how much money you begin to save at the local market.   The first step to knowing which herbs to grow is to look and see which you use.

The Different Kinds of Orchids – For Beginners

A lot of us are not sure what different types of orchids there are, or how to choose them for growing. By knowing the different kinds of orchids that are best, you can grow orchids at home like a professional.

The History of Canna Breeding

Canna first appeared in U.S. gardens in the 1840’s but they were not widespread until the 1890’s. Much of the early breeding work with Cannas occurred in France. The first prominent breeder was M. Thodore Anne who collected Canna glauca and Canna indica in Chile and based his garden hybrids on crosses of these two species. He improved the habit and leaf color but his cultivars sported wild-type flowers.

Canna Leaf, Rhizome, and Fruit Morphology

Canna are herbaceous perennials of tropical origin. They have a rhizomatous rootstock and they spread slowly outward from where they are planted. Each individual stem consists of a central herbaceous stalk with 10 to 12 leaves arranged alternately or spirally on it.

Canna Taxonomy: How Canna Got Its Name

The genus name Canna comes from the Greek ‘kanna’ and the Celtic ‘cana’ which refers to ‘a reed-like plant’ (and is also the root of the musical term ‘canon’). The name Canna was applied to this genus as early as 1576 and was formally given to the genus by Linnaeus in his seminal work Species Plantarum. (Trivia: Canna is the first genus described in Species Plantarum).

Catagories of Canna Lily Hybrids

The Canna Lily cultivars used for food come primarily from selections of Canna indica (Tanaka’s – Canna discolor). Today food varieties are commonly designated Canna ‘Achira’. Garden Cannas have complex genetic input from Canna indica, Canna glauca, Canna flaccida, Canna iridiflora, and Canna liliiflora.

The Best White and Yellow Canna Lilies

Those of you who prefer your Canna Lilies on the light side, below is a list of the best yellow and white cultivars. Canna ‘Ambassador’: We have long been looking for a good white canna and have finally found it.Although we still haven’t tracked down the history behind this import from South Africa, what we can tell you is that these 5′ tall robust growing clumps are topped with stunning large creamy white flowers all summer long.

Bengal Tiger Canna Lilies and Other Great Cultivars With Striped Or Multi-Colored Foliage

If you like the Bengal Tiger Canna Lilies for their interesting striped foliage, you should also try out some other cool variegated, striped, and colored Cannas. You’ll love them. If you are unfamiliar Canna ‘Bengal Tiger’ or other striped Cannas, this article will describe them to you.

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