Thank you for the info, Daniel and Mark - that's very helpful!
A dwarf Aconitum that came from Beaver Creek labelled as Aconitum sp. ex DaXue Shan - the flowers are very open.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm
Some contrasts from the same seed batch... Silene bolanthoides:
Also Dianthus scardicus:
Aethionema schistosum; Potentilla porphyrantha; Genista cf. depressa with Arenaria pseudoacantholimon:
Quite a collection you have, Lori. Do you know how many different species you have in your tufa "mountains"?
Saxifrages do well on my modest roof.
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!
Nice saxifrages! I don't know how many alpines I have in tufa... probably a pretty static number, given I kill 'em off pretty regularly!
Aethionema schistosum; Plantago urvillei; Lychnis alpina 'Kugelblitz'; Penstemon virens (x2); Anthyllis vulneraria coccinea:
Dracocephalum ruyschianum. Flowers are very blue!
Edrianthus wettsteinii, Delosperma basuticum and Coryphantha vivipara, Veronica oltensis
Rick Rodich zone 4a. Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Love the cacti and delosperma, Rick! Isn't Edraianthus wettsteinii the one with the very interesting seedheads?
Edraianthus niveus; Edraianthus vesovicii, rather rain-soaked:
I'll get to see flowers soon on Salvia aff. caespitosa (S. quezelii?)... as it said on the label:
Alyssum spinosum 'Roseum'... suffering a little from ants having built underneath it:
Colourful seed heads on Rheum rhizostachyum:
Scutellaria indica v. parviflora 'Alba', from Beaver Creek and planted this spring:
Campanula hawkinsiana, a native to unstable schists and serpentinite soils in Greece and Albania (though clealry not fussy about substrates); monocarpic but self-seeding nicely:
Another shot of Plantago urvillei; Dracocephalum heterophyllum; Lupinus aridus ssp. ashlandensis; Saxifraga x burnatii (x2) - bought this spring from a local alpine grower:
First flowers on Anemone trullifolia v. linearis, bought last year from a local alpine gardener; Ajania tibetica; Hypericum aviculariifolium ssp. uniflorum... cute but not so spectacular as the first time they bloomed (monocarpically, unfortunately):
Saponaria pumilio; Sedum pilosum (now Rosularia pilosa, I guess); Goniolimon cf. speciosa, close to flowering; Anthemis cretica ssp. leucanthemoides, from seed in 2012; Genista delphinensis, now Genista sagittalis; Incarvillea compacta, bought last year:
Fabulous stuff being shown here, I want to comment on each and every one. But little time tonight, but did want to mention to Lori, in your multiple image posting above, the one with more than 10 images, 5 of the images don't enlarge; not sure why, but maybe while there's no stated limit on number of "embedded images" one can upload, maybe there is a limit to how many will behave as thumbnails that will enlarge, I'm just guessing.
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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