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Name: ~~Brittany~~
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FrangipaniAz
Aug 13, 2010 12:18 PM CST
Hello everyone... a lot has been going on in my backyard as of late... removal of a citrus (that was all root stock and yucky fruit), a new gazebo, yard guys (yay!!)... now I get to spend what brief time I have actually enjoying myself out in my garden and planting, more than pulling... question is, I have this great, sunny area that would be perfect for sun loving tropicals, like my cannas... they spent a lot of time in the shade these past couple seasons due to pregnancy, birth, and a citrus tree that grows like heck due to root stock... ok, now here's the question... when is a good time to move them to this lovely sunny spot, and is there anything I should do to the soil to ensure their happiness?? Smiling Any info would be appreciated, and any suggestions for other full sun loving tropicals would be appreciated as well :)
Gardens... should be like lovely, well-shaped girls: all curves, secret corners, unexpected deviations, seductive surprises and then still more curves. ~H.E. Bates, A Love of Flowers
Name: Alan
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GardenGuyAZ
Aug 13, 2010 12:29 PM CST
I think canna will grow in cement to be honest with you. I pull chunks of mine up every year, just to keep it thinned out, and it fills in again within a year. Grows right up, inbetween cement border blocks and everything. Mine is in our native soil. I would say you can move it any time of the year, just make sure to keep it wet if you are going to move it now. mid to late September would probably be the best time to move it...just guessing here. I don't think you can kill the stuff!!!

























Name: ~~Brittany~~
Phoenix, Az (Zone 9b)
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FrangipaniAz
Aug 13, 2010 12:34 PM CST
hahaha, with my luck I'd find a way though Smiling I'll wait because it doesn't need to happen now... and they are my little babies... a little neglected right now, because of my human baby, but still my babies... end of September-ish I'll start planning my tropical garden a bit more... so, since that's handled, any more tropical plant ideas for full sun???? Smiling
Gardens... should be like lovely, well-shaped girls: all curves, secret corners, unexpected deviations, seductive surprises and then still more curves. ~H.E. Bates, A Love of Flowers
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fragflowers
Aug 14, 2010 1:20 PM CST
Hi Brittany,
Smiling bulbs like cannas and crinums can be moved now but make sure you water them daily during this heat Hurray! I am doing that now since I can't plant anything else Hilarious!
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Name: Susie
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Aguane
Aug 15, 2010 5:32 PM CST
I can't remember who suggested this to me. Maybe Marie or Lynn. I was giving some of my apricot Canna to couple folks at SWAP. It was suggested I dig them up a week prior to the Swap and just lay them on the ground. Raw, broken off part would seal. Plant within the next week. Lynn gave me some that she had and I planted them within a few days of receiving them. They're growing like crazy but it did take a few months for them to get going. And, yes, lots of water once they're in the ground.
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Name: ~~Brittany~~
Phoenix, Az (Zone 9b)
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FrangipaniAz
Aug 16, 2010 8:24 PM CST
Thanks for the advice all Smiling I'll get on it in the next few days... maybe... lol
Gardens... should be like lovely, well-shaped girls: all curves, secret corners, unexpected deviations, seductive surprises and then still more curves. ~H.E. Bates, A Love of Flowers

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