Cerastium alpinum always looks so cute at this time of year (or in spring). I suppose it is supposed to look like this ALL season, but our warm and more humid summers produce growth that is more open. What does yours do in the summer, Alta?
Hi, Rick. Cerastium alpinum ssp. lanatum stays pretty compact all through the season here. I took a picture of it recently (hard to take pics these days - the short days limit the opportunity to weekends only!) It looks pretty ratty now though, due to having been covered in snow through a week or so in October and subjected to many freezes. I think this one would do better for me in better drainage than it's in... I may be able to move it to a new spot in spring, amongst rocks and gravel.
Here's my only offering for November... one sad, frost-burnt, little Colchicum 'Waterlily'! (A very unseasonally cold and snowy October cheated us of fall colour and fall bloom this year. Dang!)
Rick, would you like seeds of Penstemon whippleanus? Let me know... I probably still have your address, assuming it hasn't changed.
Penstemon whippleanus? Oh yes. I always like to compare different seed sources. I received some from Rannveig this fall too, so if you if you have better uses for the seed, don't feel like I really need them. I'll send you a dmail with my (same) address.
Galanthophile, I wish I could send you seeds from Ozawas, but it blooms so late that I never even get immature seed pods.