Adenophora and Its Evil Twin Revisited
November 17, 2009
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Campanula rapunculoides: Good looking but hardly innocent
A while back I wrote an essay for Horticulture detailing my attempt to figure out the difference between ladybells and creeping bellflower, and I wrote up a blog post with additional information
. Anne Larson, the Des Moines Gardening Examiner, has tracked down more information about these two plants, including how to determine if you really have ladybells
. One expert she quoted said he has yet to find a bona fide Adenophora in the horticultural trade. You might want to read the article and check out your ladybells next summer.
In its own way, frost may be one of the most beautiful things to happen in your garden all year . . . Don’t miss it. Like all true beauty, it is fleeting. It will grace your garden for but a short while this morning. . . . For this moment, embrace frost as the beautiful gift that it is.
in A Gardener’s Guide to Frost: Outwit the Weather and Extend the Spring and Fall Seasons