general alpine plant comments/questions here!
Buds visible on Smelowskia calycina and Primula scotica:
Well, it's September here in the Southern hemisphere although I suppose this thread was originally started to feature autumn flowering alpines!
Here's the first flowering on Erysimum amoenum grown from Rocky Mountain Rare Plants seed sown in 2012,
It's been very dry here (little rain in June and none to speak of in July) and often hot, so things a looking a bit dreary, and we are having to water. A rather challenging season, as the ants seem to sense the plants I value most and start building their tunnels under them... will have to start over with Eritrichium howardii, and the little fiends have infested a couple troughs. Up until this year, it seemed we could co-exist pretty peaceably.
Not much excitement in the rock garden...
A few repeats and some new ones...
Saxifraga x longifolia; Saponaria lutea; Arenaria grandiflora:
I just realized it's June (how'd that happen?) so I've split this off from the May thread.
Phlox hendersonii (x2); Draba rigida:
can any members help by suggesting good alpines for seep zones? i was told that campanula excisa is a good one to consider!
So if April showers bring May flowers, what do May snowstorms bring... other than gnashing of teeth? That's the weather forecast for the weekend here, though it's been lovely since Tuesday.
The Aquilegia jonesii seedlings (a potful) I bought last spring from Beaver Creek are coming up nicely... what teensy leaves!