Friday, July 25, 2008

RAISING CANE



















I planted Cane in this pot at least ten years ago. I have never watered it, fed it or even praised it and yet it grows and grows. The pot is really small now for it's size but I figure it is doing so good, why bother it. Billy said it was cracking on the side a little, so I will just wait and let it come out when it is ready.

I have no idea what it is. I just call it cane. It starts out white in early Spring and then turns to a pretty stripe by Summer. It dies back after the first freeze and comes back every Spring. And like most of my plants, it never gets prettied up. The reason this one doesn't, has to do with the fire ants who made their bed in there. I know I should put poison and get rid of them but what if they decided to go somewhere else then. At least I know where they are and they seem happy and have hung out their "Home Sweet Home" sign. I think they keep the soil aerated. I am of the school that if it isn't broke, don't fix it, so I leave it alone. And every year,,there it is in all it's glory.

I planted blanket flowers around it and a spiller over the edge, which is long gone now, when it was a much smaller plant. It is a thriller, filler, spiller, gone hay wire. LOL

7 comments:

DP Nguyen said...

I think that plant is kinda cool! lol.

tina said...

I forget the name but it is also known as cane here too. Good stuff, gone haywire indeed. You should stick it in the ground and let it grow there. I have a friend who loves this stuff. I don't have enough sun.

Me said...

Living in Zone3 means my life doesn't work out quite like Pampas Grassy, Bambooy, Caney like yours. I am envious.

Skeeter said...

I see something similar to this around here and wondered what it was. I enlarged the picture but could not tell if it is the same or not. The stuff I see here has white strips like it is variegated or something. Really cool looking plant...

Susie said...

I love those plants that basically you do nothing to them and they are okay with that. Too bad we don't have more like that!

Gail said...

I don't know cane...and wouldn't have enough sun for it. Fire ants, I hate those things...so sorry you have them but this seems a good way to keep track of them!

Gail

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