It was too beautiful last weekend not to head to a nursery. Surprisingly, I wasn’t the only one who decided to go. Okay, apparently the entire town decided to join me at Natural Gardener. Can’t say that I blamed them.
I was shopping for plant ideas for my newly created bed. Walking around, I let the ideas flow until the right thing showed itself. When I walked by this Canna, I stopped in my tracks.
I don’t always love Cannas. However, many varieties have a striped leaf that is great foliage in the garden, sometimes so great that the bloom becomes insignificant.
This one, however, is all about the bloom and the leaf both. I’ve never seen a Canna with a pink bloom like this with accompanying pink stripes.
Canna Lilly Pink Sunburst is now a feature in the new bed, which is beginning its life as a home for plants that have either leaves or blooms in warm pink tones. I mentioned previously about a purchase that surprised me; I never expected that a Canna would go into the new bed. Much less one that cost almost $20! The full post about plantings in the new bed is coming together and will be up soon.
I’ll leave you with an image of the new catmint I also picked up at Natural Gardener. It is still in its pot here, waiting to be planted…