Deeper pink Cyclamen coum

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Deeper pink Cyclamen coum in Hitch Lyman's garden

There were many patches of Cyclamen coum in Mr. Lyman’s garden. This had the most intensely colored flowers. Having finally seen this cyclamen for myself, I regret not having purchased some from Seneca Hill Perennials when it was still in business.

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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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Noreen April 5, 2011, 9:57 pm

I never knew cyclamen could be cold hardy to zone 3. I grew some with success in front of a doorwall in my apartment many years ago and got it to bloom. Of course, it was on the cool side in front of that doorwall, so it rebloomed very nicely. Now I want some for my home garden!

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