Friday, November 4, 2011

Canna blooms for salads and fu-fu plate garnishes

Cannas are very thirsty, like their close relatives the bananas and plantains, and are thus similarly inherently non-toxic, hence their starchy roots and young tender leaves being a staple in Central America for many centuries. My yard gives me fresh blooms to enjoy plucked on the spot, or added to salads, or offered to visitors as a garden fresh nibble. Awesome value as presentation for a fine meal. I grow them in three gallon plastic pots lowered into scavenged large glazed pots with a few inches of standing water eagerly wicked up to support all that luxuriant tropical foliage.

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