I adore plants that are passed down and shared. My brother and sister-in-law gave us around 2 dozen canna tubors that they separated from their front garden. My sister gave us a whole sack full of lilies.
When you receive gifts like these you really need to get them in the ground so with soil amended with many bags of compost the gifts were lovingly planted in the flower bed on the west side of the house.
The lilies established themselves but did little else. We’ll see how they do next spring.
The cannas took off and were beautiful all summer long. In this photo they were just gettng started. They ended up reaching 6 feet.
We had a light freeze last week and now they look like this.
Near-Future Project: Cut back to the ground and cover with about 6 inches of leaf mulch.