It seems like the days are getting warmer but there are still some days that remind me of a March that hasn't really left yet. Welcoming rain has given a boost and head start to our new tomato plants and various peppers, as well as to some new Moss Rose and Marigolds. I just planted dwarf cannas, and if you want an easy and continuous beautiful tropical look, these are gorgeous. Leaves can be striped or colored dark burgundy, and the flowers show out in shades of oranges, yellows, reds and pinks. Most of mine from last year are coming up, and with a few more added this spring, summer should be gorgeous! We grow ours in pots around a pool, which saves me time and money by having to change out several different annuals that one buys in flats. They are sturdy, love the sun and don't take a lot of water. The blooms last a while and then I cut them off, and even more pop up.