Saturday, March 11, 2006

Canna - (美人蕉 - mei3 ren2 jiao1)

Family: Cannaceae
Origin: Tropical America, Carribean

This is a popular flowerbed type of plant giving garden landscapes splashes of colours in yellows, reds, pinks and orange. They are brilliant in bright sunshine but when the flowers are on the decline, they do not make a pretty sight. I do not think that I would like to have them in my garden for though they may provide a cheerful environment when they are blooming, they require much work after that. It is depressing to see wilting flowers and the only way is to maintain the flowerbed well by cutting away the faded blooms and re-planting them after some time.

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