Rock garden quarterly

v79 #4
Iris acutiloba subsp. lineolata
Tender Bulbs in a Cold Climate

SEVERAL YEARS AGO I acquired a small greenhouse, just 8.5 feet (2.6 m) long and 4.5 feet (1.4 m) wide that a friend had built and used for cactus. He no longer needed it and offered it to me while he built a huge walk-in greenhouse. I jumped at the chance and was giddy with delight. It was...

Colchicums 101

OVER THIRTY YEARS ago, I moved into a 19th-century farmhouse shortly before snow started falling, burying whatever remained of the previous owner’s garden. I patrolled the yard daily once the snow melted, and among the earliest sprouts were points of green that I initially thought were hyacinths...

Oregon Outcroppings

MY HUSBAND, WALTER Blake, and I started working with cement thirty years ago after I'd seen articles on trough making using Portland cement, pumice, and peat. We made these beautiful wire boxes that I formed into toughs freehand, molding and sculpting the goopy cement mixture and letting it...

The Lake Merritt Rock Garden

THE GARDENS OF Lake Merritt (GLM) is a seven-acre public garden in the City of Oakland, California, next to Lake Merritt, managed under the Department of Public Works. The Oakland East Bay Garden Center (also known as the Friends of the Gardens at Lake Merritt) helps to support the gardens and the...

Photos from the Edge of the Rockies

In August, 2021, NARGS members gathered in Durango, Colorado, for a socially distanced Annual General Meeting. If you didn't get the chance to attend, here is a little bit of what you missed, as photographed by Tim Alderton. NARGS members can also watch videos from the conference for FREE: log...

Eleftherios Dariotis, aka Liberto Dario
The Greek Plantsman

Interview first published on the website Plinthe et al www.plinthetal.com Photos by Eleftherios Dariotis and Eric Hsu Eleftherios will be speaking at the 2022 AGM in Ithaca, New York. Please introduce yourself. My name is Eleftherios Dariotis, albeit many people know me as Liberto Dario, a Facebook...

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Primula poissonii
Primula poissonii
Geum elatum
Geum elatum
Primula algida
Primula algida
Primula auriculata
Primula auriculata
Taraxacum rubrifolium
Taraxacum rubrifolium
Ajuga chamaepitys
Ajuga chamaepitys
Thymus tiflisiensis var. alba
Thymus tiflisiensis
Scutellaria orientalis
Scutellaria orientalis
Galanthus platyphyllus
Galanthus platyphyllus
Galanthus platyphyllus
Galanthus platyphyllus
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