A day at 75 F after weeks of only 50 F really makes the alpines jump! Here's the latest to bloom. Gentiana acaulis (first time blooming from seed)
The latest alpines.....
What a treat these flowers must be in person. Thanks for sharing them Todd. The Gentiana is very striking.
gorgeous selection. Wish I could see 'em in person.
The photos remind me of a few questions. Could I impose?
I have a Jefferson Dubia that I planted two years ago and it had very
healthy folliage but no flowers this year. (Last year it looked pretty puny).
Do they take a while to start blooming or might I not have them in a spot they
like? Light shade, rich soil.
Also, I have a batch of lewisia rediviva seedlings I started this winter. I think
there are 8-10 in a small communal flat (3" x 6"). Do you think I should wait
'til next year to repot them?
My Jeffersonia dubia was very spindly last year and hasn't appeared this year. Yours makes me realise why I wanted it so much. It's gorgeous. I LOVE the pulsatilla - the more unusual species are difficult to find here. Great selection of plants.
What a luscious Jeffersonia that is, and is there anything more incredible than the color of Gentiana acaulis? Beautiful pictures, beautiful plants.
Tammy, I'd repot the Lewisia after they have resumed growth next year (as soon as the leaves start to emerge). My Jeffersonia is in organically-rich soil in full sun (but then our sun is not that intense in Newfoundland). The plant is quite old and has not increased much in the last few years. Normally the flowers are pale blue but I was lucky in getting this deeper blue selection.
I am enjoying your pics, Todd, your collection is so wide ranging and beautiful...especially like your tiny tulips...