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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Unknown Canna +Point and Shoot



Two Subjects....Unknown Canna and using 2 different cameras.


In 2007 I bought a few different canna seeds from Karchesky Canna and grew them.
I'm only showing you 2 different ones....you'll see why.
These came with 'Pixie' seeds but aren't the correct cannas.
Unknown shorter than others and very prolific.
Used a 'Point and Shoot' back in 2007.



Also started these from seed 2 years ago.
'Patens'





Saved seeds from all cannas in 2007 but decided to grow only the unknown cannas
this year because they were so prolific and only stood about 3 to 4 feet.
I like the shorter ones.
NOW LOOK WHAT I GOT !!
DSLR Pic



My guess is a cross pollination of the two.
I wrote the seed company and Alice Harris agreed
about the cross pollination and said it also may be latent genetics.
Even though I still have more seeds left over from the 2007 unknown(Now a NEW plant)
I'll save seeds from these new ones and keep them separate for the future.


This pic was taken with my $150.00 Point and Shoot Canon Power Shot a590.
Just set it on 'auto' and shoot...pretty good !





Here's a closer view.
DSLR Pic



This pic also was taken with my 'Point and Shoot'.
Can't complain about a 'point and shoot' camera.





You can see how tall they are. Have 5 plants in the yard.
No place to store rhizomes with proper temperature over winter...
so I'll start from seed again. It's soooo easy !




17 comments:

  1. Oh wow! These are so beautiful! I love their deep, orange colors and height! Sort of reminds me a little of daylilies. Lovely job!

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  2. I would have expected it to take three or four years to get cannas to blooms for seed. I'll have to save a few seeds from my Dad's and plant them.
    Marnie

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  3. They are really stunning, really make a statement....I never realised they were that easy......

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  4. Miss Daisy,
    Love this one...lots of blooms and seeds.
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    Marnie,
    Nick seed...soak in water a few days...put in potting soil where's it's hot(will germinate in 2 days).
    I think you know I grow under lights. Anyway, never had a problem yet just that it takes about 4 months or longer to flower from seed.

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  5. Very nice Cannas you got! And your shots of them are great!
    Katarina

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  6. So now you get to give it a name all of your own choosing-maybe 'Patsi'?

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  7. Nice looking cannas. Congrats on the new camera by the way. I know you will have lots of fun with it.

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  8. Wow! I never knew you could grow cannas from seed and have them bloom that very year. You have me very intrigued and I think I am adding cannas to my list for next year. They remind me of where I am from. Beautiful photos to go with this post and how interesting that they crossed!

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  9. Patsi girl I wish I had more luck with these gorgeous plants .. I tried King Humbert ? I think the name was .. but they just didn't seem happy in my garden at all .. yours look wonderful : )

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  10. Cheryl,
    Yes easy!! You can go to the seed site and learn more.
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    Katarina,
    Thanks. Still learning that darn camera !!
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    Tina,
    Thought about that but think I have to grow it for 5 years with it coming out the same...it's that way with heirloom tomatoes anyway.
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    Chad,
    Not new camera...had it since last September...
    I think.
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    Cynthia,
    Welcome to my blog. I've had plain old red ones given to me and they bloomed the same year.
    Go figure.
    I must come by and visit.
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    LotusLeaf,
    Yes Dazzling !!!
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    Joy,
    If you don't mind the wait on how long from seed to bloom...I'll send you seeds.
    They do like the heat.

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  11. Hi Patsi... I am passing you the Meme Award. If you already have it, you can always have another one, why not..... haha. Check out my latest post! ~ bangchik.

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  12. Oh wow, beautiful cannas! I love the color. Your photos are fantastic.

    Oh BTW, I changed my blog name from Donna's Art to Mourning Dove Cottage. Just needed a change. (And I don't know who that guy was that left a comment, but I deleted it.) Strange people out there.

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  13. Patsi they are lovely plants and photos

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  14. Bangchik,
    Thanks,I'm very honored.
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    Donna,
    Have to change your name on my side bar.
    Very strange !
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    Joanne,
    Glad you enjoyed. This post was to show that point and shoot cameras can give you pretty good pictures.

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