Rock garden quarterly

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How a Dream Came True: The Story of My Greenhouse

For half of my long lifetime, I have enjoyed the greenhouse attached to my home. Through long Minnesota winters it has kept me absorbed in encouraging new life, enjoying colorful flowers, and envisioning springs to come. As a child, I was enchanted by the magic of tropical wonders living year-round...

Spring Alpines of the Georgian Caucasus Mountains

AS AN AVID TRAVELER and lover of alpine flowers, there are many high-elevation places in the world on my bucket list. One mountain range I have encountered time and time again in botanical literature has been the Caucasus Mountains. Many common perennial border plants I grow in my own garden hail...

How to Build a Mountain in a Country Without Mountains

ON NOVEMBER FIRST, 2008, Zděnek Zvolánek came from the Czech Republic to give a lecture to the Alpine Garden Society of Denmark on the pervasive phenomenon of the crevice garden. We arrived at the conference, the Gedved State Seminar, with a high degree of expectation, eager to learn more about...

Plant Hunting Around Volcanoes in Ecuador and the Cordillera Blanca in Peru

ECUADOR AND PERU are not the first countries you think of to explore for high alpines, but both countries contain a wealth of plants to be seen at high altitudes, often adjacent to stunning historical sites.

Woody Plants for the Rock Garden

I ATTEND Rock garden programs every chance I get, hoping they will say something about woody plants. If they do, it is usually just something on daphnes. Of course, they say a lot about the small perennials, and I guess there are a lot more of those than woody plants. So I decided that if I want to...

A Down-to-Earth Rock Garden from the Ground Up

IT SEEMS TO me that most of the people writing about alpine gardening either started their garden the day after Appomattox or are related to the American aristocracy; or they have been involved for years and years and were given their first plants from Singer, Charlesworth or the Fosters; or they...

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Latest Plant of the Month

Scilla rosenii

Description and General Information:

This scilla species is native to NE Turkey and the Transcaucasus region of Georgia, Armenia and Russia.  It typically grows in damp, peaty subalpine meadows, blooming within a few days of the snow melt. Leaves and flower stems may reach 10-15 cm. The flowers are generally azure-blue at their tips, fading to nearly white near their base, but may vary from pure white to deep blue. The petals reflex like those of a cyclamen.

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