>>>Beauties, Rick. Are the silver-foliaged and the green-foliaged ones the same plant in different light?
All four pics are of the same species, Antennaria rosea sbsp. confinis, green leaves summer (pic 5 Sept 13), silver leaves winter (pic 14 April 14).
Rick Rodich zone 4a. Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Minuartia (Arenaria) obtusiloba, Kananaskis Country, AB:
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm
Hypericum aviculariifolium ssp. uniflorum; seeds wild-collected by M. Pavelka, Dedegol Dag, Turkey, 2500m elevation; easy, warm germinator:
Rhododendron mucronulatum 'Crater's Edge' - my last surviving Rhodo (of only very few, and long ago) though some of the more skilled alpine gardeners here have surprising success with them!
Crater's Edge is a favorite with a Rhododendron breeder here. It seems to be more tolerant of our Minnesota climate, with superb bloom and compactness.
An excellent plant, to be sure.
Here's a delightful, hardy Turkish Salvia for the rock garden, Salvia blepharochlaena:
With spring around the corner... well, we can hope... here are Anticlea (Zigadenus) elegans, Muscari armeniacum, Hieracium villosum and others.
Lori, Wow, that is a gorgeous combo. Interesting foliage adds soooo much to a garden!!
Hieracium lanatum and H. villosum
Rick, very nice. I assume yellow flowers? Did you grow them from Seedex seed?? Didn't realize the genus had several species. Hortus Third lists 21 species. I have an order in to Quackin' Grass Nursery in CT for H. maculatum 'Leopard' & H. pilosella (aka Mouse Ear).