The canna is a popular tropical plant that’s not hardy where the soil freezes solid. It grows from a type of bulb known as a rhizome, which is located at or just beneath the soil surface. A rhizome is basically an enlarged or fat stem that stores starches and other easy-to-use plant foods.
Garden beds are dispersed throughout the backyard to add a touch of fresh color and texture. In the small section featured here, a granite water feature doubles as an outdoor sculpture, encouraging quiet reflection among the flowers.