Its way too quiet around here these days. I don't have
labels for all of the plants I'm going to post so hopefully
you guys can help fill in when I don't.
Lets start out with a very happy gentiana acaulis
What's blooming in April
Tammy, I'm jealous you have so much in bloom! Sorry we (Leftwood, altagardener and I) have not been around much...we have been busy on the NARGS forum..I think we have forgotten about DG!
In regards to your unknowns...the little white one is an annual androsace...related to salicifolia and chauxii..I have the same one as you but got it as A. lactea. It self-seeds in the rockery. The Dodecatheon is indeed an alba media. Your Erythronium is called Pagoda....it is a toulumnese hybrid.
Most of what I have blooming currently are spring bulbs...I won't bore you with crocus, muscari, chionodoxa and the like.
In true alpines I have Aethionema oppositifolia open.
And that's not a lot of color? :-)
You folks are on the NARGS website? I gave it
a quite check when I ordered seeds but perhaps will
need to look again!
On the main webpage, along the top and far right is a link to forum. That's where we are these days....lots of neat stuff being posted but yours would be a welcome addition!
Thanks for sharing your photos.
I am just starting into alpines and the photos are an inspiration.
Hi Caroline. I'll post some more - its just beautiful
here. I have a lot in my troughs blooming too.
I like to see the early and late bloomers.
I obtained seeds from NARGS swap and have them started as winter sowing,but nothing has sprouted yet. We are having a warmer week coming up so perhaps that will
bring them along. Did you make your own troughs?
I made two troughs and bought the rest. My chapter of NARGS
has a few members who make them for our plant sale. Plus a
talented trough maker in NY state has donated some for our
Phila Flower Show display and I bought some of those.
Here's some photo's of my troughs - from a week or so ago.
(This is a cement "trough" I bought from a local pot place).
Beautiful troughs Tammy! That little Betula pumila or nana is sweet!
I got it from Roger Barlow of Beaver Creek Greenhouses
Betula nana - Ingwersen's Form ex Norway
I have no idea how to tell B. pumila (North America) from B. nana (Europe)..they look the same to me.
Every year it drops its leaves so early I think I've
lost it but its a tough one. And I love showing people
the tree I'm growing in a trough.
My NARGS seeds are beginning to germinate.
The first one is alyssum stribinyi an alyssum from Bulgaria.