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Cannas can add new dimension to flower gardens

Published: Sunday, July 8 2012 2:53 p.m. MDT

Flowers are not the dominant parts of these plants but add an extra sparkle in the landscape. Remove the spent flowers to keep new blossoms developing. Some cannas are self-cleaning, meaning they drop spent blooms and do not need mechanical deadheading.

A bonus from the flowers — particularly red ones — is that they attract hummingbirds.

Use these plants to add a new dimension to your flower gardens. Choose the size and colors that blend well with the other garden plants.

Larry A. Sagers is a horticulture specialist for the Utah State University Extension Service at Thanksgiving Point.

Garden tips

Red Butte Garden July 12 and August 2, 7- 8:30 p.m. Take a walk to see what's blooming in the garden with a garden guide. Wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes. Meet in the Visitor Center courtyard. Registration required online or by phone (801-581-8454). Members must call to register. Regular garden admission, members free.

Temple Square Free Garden Tours on weekdays and Sundays through September. These public tours require no reservations. Private tour groups can call 801-240-5916 to schedule.

Tour Schedule: Tour of the Church Office Building Plaza is Monday-Friday 11 a.m. or on Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. Meet at the south doors of the Church Office Building Tower. Sunday morning 10:30 a.m. following the Tabernacle Choir Broadcast. Visitors meet the guide at the East Gates of Temple Square.

(2) Tour of Conference Center Roof Gardens. Monday—Friday 10:00 a.m. Meet inside Door 15.

Complimentary one-hour Garden Talks in the Park, July 11 at 8 pm. "Creating Water Wise Beauty in the Garden" at Brigham Young Historical Park, North Temple and State Street. The talk is free and no tickets are required.

Garden tips

Red Butte Garden, July 12 and Aug. 2, 7- 8:30 p.m. Take a walk to see what's blooming in the garden with a garden guide. Wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes. Meet in the Visitor Center courtyard. Registration required online or by phone (801-581-8454). Members must call to register. Regular garden admission, members free.

Temple Square free garden tours on weekdays and Sundays through September. These public tours require no reservations. Private tour groups can call 801-240-5916 to schedule.

Complementary one-hour Garden Talks in the Park, July 11 at 8 p.m. "Creating Water Wise Beauty in the Garden" at Brigham Young Historical Park, North Temple and State Street. The talk is free and no tickets are required.

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