Thursday, August 28, 2014


These are some of my favorite cannas because I just love the color.
They're in a tall pot in the middle of pinks, yellows and purple flowers.  They look so pretty.
When they first started blooming like this picture, one day I looked out and the blooms were broken.
Obviously, a large bird like a grackle had tried to land on the stalks.

I was trying to figure out what to do and remembered I had some of this bird netting in my garden shed.
If you look closely, you can see it on top of the blooms.
It's a great deterrent because the birds can see it and know they might get tangled in it.
My only concern is that a butterfly will get up under the netting and won't be able to get out.  So, I'm keeping a close eye on it.
Ever since I put the netting on the flowers, there have been no broken stems.
All I did was cut a small piece and laid it across the top of the flowers.
I do have to keep adjusting it because a bud tried to develop through one of the holes and when I tried to remove the netting, it broke the bud.
So glad I remembered to use this bird netting.  
It's perfect!


  1. Thank you for the lovely garden tour. Your flowers are all so pretty and I bet your roses are so fragrant. Hope you have a wonderful vacation.
    Artistic and beautiful Balcony Garden

  2. I had to look several times to see the netting, lovely color. Tom The Backroads Traveller

    1. The netting is hard to see, but I guess the birds see it because they haven't landed on the blooms, again. I got those at Lowe's. I love the color, too.

  3. Yes, they are a very nice colour. The netting is a good idea for protecting them.
    Thank you for taking part in Floral Friday Fotos.