By MaryAnn Fink / LIFE Exhibit Curator

The mind’s eye trickery I deal with is confusing to me even still in my silver years.

What I see at the pollinary park at the Museum of Transportation is so beyond this immature reality.

I thought after talking to my friend April perhaps trying to share a peek into my vision might “bee” a way to share my view of the annuals. I hope to fill the pollinator pantry’s gaps with nectar and pollen and even some butterfly baby food.

This is what I see as  its possible future: “Bee”-cause the tall majestic Cannas offer a wind buffer and hummingbird nectar, I have congregated groupings of the new Tropicana Gold and the dark beauty, the original Tropicanna. Their beautifully striated leaves are not typically deer candy. They also have the slight potenial to return next year if its a mild enough winter ( so very cost effective potential) . Cannas can “bee”come a lovely and subtle color echo for the other neighboring annuals featured in the garden as well!