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Wednesday, December 30, 2009


Allen Bush describes a late fall and early winter of surprises in the garden, and then the inexorable turn.

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Nov. 28, 2009

Louisville, KY, unorthodox holiday greenery

Photo: Allen Bush

By Allen Bush

You can’t fool Mother Nature but you could have fooled me. A few early spring flowering perennials got tricked into late autumn bloom this year. I was delighted with violet colored clusters on Tradescantia virginiana, the Trinity flower (Father, Son and Holy Smoke!). The pink mallow-like blooms of Callirhoe involucrata were nearby. They both popped-out near the back alley, in late November, as the half moon shone bright and the nighttime temperatures hovered in the fifties.

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