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Name: Porkpal
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porkpal
Sep 25, 2021 11:08 AM CST
I understood the question to be whether the Cannas would do okay in a pot there.
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Name: Lynda Horn
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gardenfish
Sep 25, 2021 3:00 PM CST
Yes, thanks, that was the question! I would like to leave them in the pot. BTW, these are the same cannas that went all winter in the lump of potting soil in my burning pile, and it got down to -9 in February! I noticed them sprouting out of the lump of soil early this spring, and repotted them in a larger pot.
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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Sep 25, 2021 3:59 PM CST
I would bet, if you wanted to be safe, they would do fine outside if you sunk the pot into the ground. During the great Valentine freeze, all my Cannas died back but sprouted up as usual in the spring.
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Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
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gardenfish
Sep 26, 2021 4:28 PM CST
My house faces south, and I think I will back it up against the dark red brick of the wall. That works for my rosemaries. I can put it in between two huge nandinas and that will keep the East and west wind off it.
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Name: Porkpal
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porkpal
Sep 26, 2021 7:27 PM CST
I have a Canna in a large tub that survived the Valentine freeze even though a Loquat growing with it was killed. The Cannas normally die back over the winter here, and sprout again in the spring. Yours should be fine next to the house.
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Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
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Sep 27, 2021 12:28 AM CST
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breith95
Sep 27, 2021 7:08 AM CST
according to this years Farmers Almanac, where you live Lynda it will be cold and wet. up north near Mountain Home will be cold and snowy same as here in Jersey. yuck. I do hate the winter months. I was debating on the laborious job of digging the dahlias up{over 40 tubers} and storing them for the winter. they could go in the basement. it's chilly enough and it does get dampish at times. I would have to purchase containers and wood shavings{can use pet bedding}. I wonder if covering up the beds with several inches of mulch would be ok?-rather than going through all the motions of actually taking the the tubers out of the soil. I left Myrtles Folly in the ground 3 years in a row and she's always come back but the other dahlias from this year are planted only 2" down so that might be risking it. I don't want to go through the added expense of repurchasing next year. this was a big leap of faith for me this season and I think it turned out pretty good. on the subject of plants in pots-hit or miss. I have small day lilies in 2 large containers. they did ok this year. but things in pots during the winter don't always make it. I lost a hosta that was on my porch. never came back. it's a roll of the dice. with the Cannas? I'd bury them and mulch them but not leave in the pots.
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sedumzz
Sep 27, 2021 10:46 AM CST
My cannas lived in clay-ish soil, nearly constantly moist the whole winter and were able to do fine. They emerged late march.
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AmberLeaf
Sep 27, 2021 2:28 PM CST
My spider plant has grown way to big for the south facing window and is dominating the other two plants I have there. I will need to find a new spot to put it but the only problem is moving to a space where it can get the same light and find a smaller plant to put in its place. I'll see if I can upload a photo of it in a bit.

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Name: Lynda Horn
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gardenfish
Sep 27, 2021 2:35 PM CST
Brenda, I haven't checked the almanac yet for the winter weather, I don't know why not. Cold and wet is ok, as long as the cold isn't like what we had that horrible week back in February! I think that if we hadn't had 15+ inches of snow, we might have lost more plants that we did, because snow is a great insulator. As it was, the extended zero, teens and two nights of below zero temps took nearly everyone's figs and gardenias to the ground, and loropetalums, ajuga, boxwood and other shrubs and trees died in several locations.
Mulch does help plants, but only so much. It's cold, extended cold that kills plants.
I'm still thinking of leaving the cannas in the pot, because I don't have any place to put them in the yard or the garden bed. I will just have to take a chance with them. My rosemaries in pots I actually brought inside for the first time I've owned them last February. That was a major pain! I usually just wrap them in fleece blankets I if it gets below 25, which usually doesn't happen very much historically.
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Sep 28, 2021 8:35 AM CST
gardenfish said:Brenda, I haven't checked the almanac yet for the winter weather, I don't know why not. Cold and wet is ok, as long as the cold isn't like what we had that horrible week back in February! I think that if we hadn't had 15+ inches of snow, we might have lost more plants that we did, because snow is a great insulator. As it was, the extended zero, teens and two nights of below zero temps took nearly everyone's figs and gardenias to the ground, and loropetalums, ajuga, boxwood and other shrubs and trees died in several locations.
Mulch does help plants, but only so much. It's cold, extended cold that kills plants.
I'm still thinking of leaving the cannas in the pot, because I don't have any place to put them in the yard or the garden bed. I will just have to take a chance with them. My rosemaries in pots I actually brought inside for the first time I've owned them last February. That was a major pain! I usually just wrap them in fleece blankets I if it gets below 25, which usually doesn't happen very much historically.


I didn't lose my 2 potted boxwoods (kind of surprised actually), but lost both of my loropetalums out back, and all my nandina 'Firepowers' that were in huge pots. The Firepowers that were in the ground came back just fine in Spring.

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Name: Lynda Horn
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gardenfish
Sep 28, 2021 11:25 AM CST
My nandinas in front last all their leaves, but they're fine now. They looked so bad naked! Gave me an opportunity to cut out dead canes and get all the yucky stuff from the insides. Since this is a rental house and many of the tenants have had small children, I can't tell you how many toys I dug out from inside those nandinas. Stuff in the backyard is always emerging, too. Can't understand why some people don't pick up trash in their yards. Thumbs down
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Name: Deborah
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Deeby
Sep 28, 2021 1:02 PM CST
Lynda, so you didn't have to move?
Name: Lynda Horn
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gardenfish
Sep 28, 2021 2:04 PM CST
Nope! The house did go up for sale because I couldn't get the financing, but one of best MG friends and her husband bought it! They buy houses, fix them up and flip them. I get to live here as long as I want and at the same rent payment. 😁
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Name: Deborah
Southern California (Zone 10a)
Deeby
Sep 28, 2021 2:09 PM CST
That is such wonderful news! I remember praying about it. God is awesome! Lovey dubby
Name: Will
Raeford NC (Zone 8a)
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Sep 28, 2021 8:49 PM CST
gardenfish said:Nope! The house did go up for sale because I couldn't get the financing, but one of best MG friends and her husband bought it! They buy houses, fix them up and flip them. I get to live here as long as I want and at the same rent payment. 😁


Fantastic news Linda!
Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
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gardenfish
Sep 29, 2021 6:44 AM CST
I'm very grateful, Yall can imagine! Seems that the Good Lord was trying to teach me a lesson……
Sometimes we need to depend on him because he does have a plan.
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Name: brenda reith
pennsauken, nj (Zone 7a)
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Sep 29, 2021 10:02 AM CST
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Name: Will
Raeford NC (Zone 8a)
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Sep 29, 2021 7:23 PM CST
Isn't GOD good!?! Big Grin
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Sep 29, 2021 7:35 PM CST
I agree
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