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Weekend Project: Putting the Tropical Garden To Sleep

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It was the weekend of the great dismantling.

No frost, but the cold night air cast a wintry spell, blighting the angel’s trumpets and withering the hibiscus buds before they had a chance to unfurl….

It was time.

Time to uproot the pineapple lilies and sever the “Black Magic” leaves from the elephant ear bulbs…L1120192lemon-450wide

Time to pick the last, barely ripe Meyer lemon

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Time to haul the olive tree inside…and scrub the moss from the implacable lady’s bosom…

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Time to wash out the big pots…

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Time to tuck the canna and the frangipani into fresh dirt for a long winter’s rest…
Time to sleep…

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Except for the pineapple sage, persistently erupting with red blossoms, even as the autumn leaves fall.

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