Human Flower Project
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Allen Bush describes a late fall and early winter of surprises in the garden, and then the inexorable turn.
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.