We are cleaning up all our gardens and do so now so that the Spring rains will meet a ready-to-grow environment. This garden pictured is one of our formal perennial presentations where we've started cutting back the foliage.
The canna lilies are spectacular and require a great deal of effort and care.
The stalks are cut down as they show a hint of frost damage.
The tubers are then dug and spread on the lawn preparatory to washing and drying. They are stored in three 30-gallon cans in our root cellar.
This has been a very good growing season, and we have a wonderful spot for planting the lilies with full sun and extremely well-fertilized soil.
We give away lots of tubers to friends in the Spring. If you want some, stop by!