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Rock and Alpine Gardening: Some Pics to cure the Winter Doldrums

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Leftwood
Saint Bonifacius, MN
(Zone 4a)

January 22, 2011
5:42 PM

Post #8324863

On this, the day before my subscription expires, I went to check the 'DG Terms of Use' one last time to see if the admin had finally changed the wording on member photo rights to exclude their usage of them for profit via unintended avenues. Using them on sites other than DG, for instance.

I am happy to report that they did! So in "celebration" in include these photos, the first since 2009.

Rick

Dianthus deltoides 'Arctic Fire'

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Leftwood
Saint Bonifacius, MN
(Zone 4a)

January 22, 2011
5:46 PM

Post #8324867

Machaeranthera (Aster) coloradoensis 'Goliath'

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Leftwood
Saint Bonifacius, MN
(Zone 4a)

January 22, 2011
5:51 PM

Post #8324874

Campanula (Symphyandra) armena

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Leftwood
Saint Bonifacius, MN
(Zone 4a)

January 22, 2011
5:56 PM

Post #8324881

Phyteuma orbiculare

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Leftwood
Saint Bonifacius, MN
(Zone 4a)

January 22, 2011
6:01 PM

Post #8324896

Pulsatilla turczaninovii


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Leftwood
Saint Bonifacius, MN
(Zone 4a)

January 22, 2011
6:04 PM

Post #8324905

Sempervivum octopodes var. apetalum

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Leftwood
Saint Bonifacius, MN
(Zone 4a)

January 22, 2011
6:09 PM

Post #8324920

Dianthus callizonus
(complete with insect damage)
Thanks for the seed Rannveig!

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Leftwood
Saint Bonifacius, MN
(Zone 4a)

January 22, 2011
6:13 PM

Post #8324929

I confess that I had my first digital presentation today for our local NARGS Chapter. These were part of it, so they were at the forefront of thought today.

I hope you enjoy them,
Rick
June_Ontario
Rosemont, ON
(Zone 4a)

January 23, 2011
7:26 AM

Post #8325619

Lovely pics, Rick! Thank you for posting them. Just what I need to see when it's minus 23C outside (I think that's minus10F on a US thermometer) and my rock garden looks like the arctic tundra.

Congratulations on your first digital NARGS presentation!
June_Ontario
Rosemont, ON
(Zone 4a)

February 14, 2011
5:44 AM

Post #8371095

My first flowers of the year! Cyclamen coum, in the greenhouse.

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kosk0025
Salem, OR
(Zone 8b)

April 3, 2011
8:50 PM

Post #8470226

Thanks for the pics. I enjoyed them!
killdawabbit
Christiana, TN
(Zone 6b)

April 14, 2011
11:04 AM

Post #8495251

Love the pics. I'm going to have to get the Colorado aster.
killdawabbit
Christiana, TN
(Zone 6b)

July 28, 2011
10:18 AM

Post #8721001

I guess nothing happens in alpine and rock gardening in the summer?
altagardener
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

July 28, 2011
8:28 PM

Post #8722165

The people who did most of the posting here of alpines (I am thinking of Todd, Rick and myself) have been spending their time over at the relatively-new North American Rock Garden Society (NARGS) website. Please join us if you wish!

http://nargs.org/smf/
killdawabbit
Christiana, TN
(Zone 6b)

July 28, 2011
10:03 PM

Post #8722305

Thanks for the invite. I will watch and learn. I have made a small attempt at a rock garden but I sure wouldn't want any of you guys to see it. :-p
killdawabbit
Christiana, TN
(Zone 6b)

July 28, 2011
10:05 PM

Post #8722306

Ha. I'm already registered there. Same username as here. I forgot.
altagardener
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

July 30, 2011
7:06 PM

Post #8726302

killdawabbit, I assure you that everyone would love to see your rock garden and/or the individual plants in it!!
killdawabbit
Christiana, TN
(Zone 6b)

July 30, 2011
7:24 PM

Post #8726346

Umm...I don't think so. It's very crude and I haven't added much too it lately. But it is weedless! :-)
I mainly have some thymes, sedums, an unidentified prostrate clematis (come to think of it I need to get a pic of it on PFs. Or here.), a BlueStar juniper, conferta 'Silver Mist' and a Quercus margaretta.
I plan to start more rock gardens when I can. There are so many alpine plants I want but other things keep coming up.
Leftwood
Saint Bonifacius, MN
(Zone 4a)

July 31, 2011
11:26 PM

Post #8728888

Weedless??? You are the envy of us all!

All the plants you mention belong here, well, except the oak, LOL. I am especially pleased you grow Juniperus conferta. Few people do. I grew J. conferta 'Blue Pacific' in my old garden and liked it very much. IMO, I think it is superior to the other cultivars on the market now, but it's kind of hard to find. I also had Blue Star in my old garden. I'm so old that I was in my 20's when it first hit the market. It is still a most excellent choice. It likes a lot of sun and likes its foliage to dry quickly. One of the few conifers that actually prefer a rock mulch. Thymes work nicely between my crazy pavement, as do some of the creeping veronicas.
killdawabbit
Christiana, TN
(Zone 6b)

August 1, 2011
8:39 AM

Post #8729523

Well, it's only weedless because I am frequently pulling them. I guess the Oak is kind of like a segue from the forest to the arid land below. Anyway, it's supposed to be a smaller version of Q. stellata which is no fast grower compared to most oaks anyway.

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