Rock garden quarterly

v78 #3
A Crevice Garden in Raleigh, North Carolina

I’ve BEEN A gardener my whole life, but only became interested in rock gardening after relocating from Connecticut, where it’s possible to grow a wide variety of alpines, to the challenging conditions of Raleigh, North Carolina. Here, summers are hot and humid and winters are mild, with little snow...

The Genus Dionysia

DIONYSIA IS A genus containing 50-plus species of perennial plants from the primrose family (Primulaceae), closely related to the genus Primula and native to southwest Asia, particularly in Afghanistan, southeast Turkey, and Iran. Two different mountain ranges are important for dionysias in Iran...

Gardening the Rock

I AM AN AMATEUR plant enthusiast and Midwest native that is absolutely in love with mountains. This love took off with our family’s many camping trips over the years to Yellowstone (Wyoming) and Glacier (Montana) national parks, much of Colorado, northern New Mexico, the Canadian Rockies, etc. I...

Black Dragon Pool in Lijiang, China
Return to Tibet

INEVITABLY, ALL ROCK gardeners have to reckon with the Himalaya. Not only are they the loftiest and vastest mountain range on the planet, the Himalaya also harbor the lion’s share of practically every major group of rock garden plants—particularly androsace, gentiana, meconopsis, primula, and let’s...

Battling Clay on Garage Hill

To call it a “garage” would be an insult to outbuildings everywhere. Constructed in the 1950s with two salvaged mismatched bay doors, this detached “garage” had dirt floors, no insulation, and a hole in the roof where someone obviously fell through. Inside, a lone light bulb offered all the charm...

Preview of the Unconference

There is no one more disappointed in the cancellation of the June annual general meeting of NARGS than the members of the Adirondack Chapter. We have poured our hearts into planning this meeting over the last year and we were looking forward to hosting members from across the country and...

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Latest Plant of the Month

Geum montanum

Description and General Information:

Geum montanum, known as alpine avens, is native to high elevations of south and central Europe.Plants form compact clumps with evergreen, stiffly-hairy pinnate leaves. Flowers stems arise up to 15 cm with a solitary, yellow, five-petalled, saucer-shaped flower 3-4 cm in diameter. Seed heads are like those of a miniature pasqueflower.

Blooming Season:

April in southern areas to June in northern.

Cultivation:

Alpine avens...

Plant Gallery

silene specious?
Linum elegans
Linum elegans
Iris reichenbachii
Iris reichenbachii
Iris reichenbachii
Iris reichenbachii
Crocus veluchensis
Crocus veluchensis
Anemone caucasica
Anemone caucasica
Rhododendron 'Wren'
Rhododendron 'Wren'
Rhododendron 'Wren'
Rhododendron 'Wren'
Clematis marmoraria
Clematis marmoraria
Polygala calcarea
Polygala calcarea
In the garden, Calgary
Convolvulus suendermannii
Convolvulus suendermannii
Kalmiopsis leachiana
Kalmiopsis leachiana
Kalmiopsis leachiana
Kalmiopsis leachiana
Lewisia columbiana var. rupicola
Lewisia columbiana var. rupicola
Lewisia columbiana
Lewisia columbiana
Lewisia columbiana
Lewisia columbiana
Draba incerta
Draba incerta
Draba incerta
Draba incerta