Waterperry Veronica

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This is growing in between two rocks of a low stone retaining wall.

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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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eliz May 16, 2009, 10:48 pm

I though that blue plant was flax (linum?) at first, but I see it is veronica. Neither are great plants for me. It’s very pretty!

Kathy Purdy May 17, 2009, 11:47 am

I do also have Linum perenne (blue flax), growing nearby, in fact. But it is a much larger flower (somewhere between a nickel and a dime; the veronica tops out at the size of a pea) and the flowers fade by noon, so I often forget to take pictures of it.

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