General Alpines


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Plant ID

Submitted by rodlutes on Tue, 05/26/2015 - 05:08

While visiting the Montreal Botanic Garden this past weekend I came across this plant in the Crevice Garden but it had no tag.  If anyone can identify it, I would be grateful.

Alpines in August, 2014

Submitted by Lori S. on Sat, 08/02/2014 - 17:55

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...

Alpines in May 2014

Submitted by Lori S. on Thu, 05/01/2014 - 21:18

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!