“Finally Showing Up”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana
It is so strange how you often do not realize something is missing until it shows up. For me, it is the red canna, Mr. President. It wasn’t until it started blooming yesterday, that I realized it has not shown a flower in almost two years. This is the first flower this year, and I am pretty sure it did not bloom last year. How could I have not noticed that it hasn’t been blooming? This is one of my favorite cannas.
This particular canna is planted in an area that I recently used a garden fork to aerate the soil. I think that plus all the rain we have been having lately is what spurred this plant into bloom. Whatever the reason, I am grateful that the flowers have started showing up.