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Winter growth and winter colors

The mild weather this week gave us plenty of colors to look at. Is it too early to hope for spring?

So I had to make sure the bathroom greenhouse was emptied so that the tender plants could get some sun. From the split-personality variegated Pesto Perpetuo basil…

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…to the irrepressible Oriental Limelight artemisia and Easy Wave petunias bustin’ out of their pots…

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…to the vibrant loropetalum burgeoning with blossoms…

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…from an unexpected previous-year volunteer (Sorbet Coconut Swirl Viola)…

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…to the unpredictable buds on the Encore Azalea Autumn Monarch…

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…and the lovely winter foliage of the Lanai Purple Star verbena.

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The signs of spring are everywhere–you just have to look closely.

Coming up next: my 2012 seed orders!