Bluebeard and coral bells

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'Grand Bleu' caryopteris and 'Pistache' heuchera

Sometimes the caryopteris does indeed look blue, other times it is more of purply blue. I think it is only borderline hardy here, so I hope it pulls through. The heuchera is a new introduction from Skagit Gardens.

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Kathy Purdy is a colchicum evangelist, converting unsuspecting gardeners into colchicophiles. She would be delighted to speak to your group about colchicums or other gardening topics. Kathy’s been writing since 4th grade, gardening since high school, and blogging since 2002.

In the end, this may be the most important thing about frost: Frost slows us down. In spring, it tempers our eagerness. In fall, it brings closure and rest. In our gotta-go world–where every nanosecond seems to count–slowness can be a great gift. So rather than see Jack Frost as an adversary, you could choose to greet him as a friend.

~Philip Harnden in A Gardener’s Guide to Frost: Outwit the Weather and Extend the Spring and Fall Seasons

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