December; The traditional month for Cannas and Peonies to sprout?
Okay...What do I do. I went to dig up my Cannas and found dozens of shoots. Most are in the 3" tp 6" range but there are some over a foot and even one that is over 2' tall.
Some are dwarf Cannas so I might put a few in pots and bring them inside for the winter but I am pretty sure my wife will strangle me.
Should I cut down the others that are sprouting before I put them in the basement or let them be?
And then after I dug up all the Cannas I thought I'd clear out a neighboring flower bed only to find several peony shoots about 3" tall. Cover them? Bring them inside? Kiss 'em goodbye? What should I do?
It's bad enough that all my Hydrangeas had sprouting leaves on them but now this.
Why can't the grass in my lawn take a hint from these plants and start filling in all those spots where the leaves killed it off?
Maybe I can put the Cannas in the kids rooms and tell them we are trying to grow magic bean stalks.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.