Summer Bouquet Blend Lettuce

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From Renee’s seeds: “Selected for exceptional heat tolerance, striking ornamental beauty and wonderful flavor.” Not sure if the one pictured is “Dutch Redina has loose-leaf rosettes with ruffled ruby leaves tapering to speckled green centers.” or “. . . Stunning French Cardinale has large vase shaped heads of crispy-sweet leaves with gorgeous burgundy edges and green hearts.” (Photo by Cadence Purdy)

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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 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.

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

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