The latest alpines.....

St. John's, NL(Zone 5b)

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)

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St. John's, NL(Zone 5b)

Pulsatilla albana Lutea, a great small pasque-flower.

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St. John's, NL(Zone 5b)

Pulsatilla georgica (some authorities claim it is a white form of P. albana and I tend to agree)

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St. John's, NL(Zone 5b)

Lewisia pygmaea

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St. John's, NL(Zone 5b)

Iberis sayana, a half-size version of the typical perennial candytuft

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St. John's, NL(Zone 5b)

and although a woodlander, I had to share this Jeffersonia dubia

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St. John's, NL(Zone 5b)

and Glaucidium palmatum

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Temecula, CA(Zone 8b)

What a treat these flowers must be in person. Thanks for sharing them Todd. The Gentiana is very striking.

Wonderful stuff,
Don

somewhere, PA

Todd,

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?

Thanks!
Tam

North East England, United Kingdom(Zone 8a)

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.

Sebastopol, CA(Zone 9a)

What a luscious Jeffersonia that is, and is there anything more incredible than the color of Gentiana acaulis? Beautiful pictures, beautiful plants.

St. John's, NL(Zone 5b)

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.

somewhere, PA

Thanks Todd!

St. John's, NL(Zone 5b)

June 5 and the Tulipa maximowiczii and Lathyrus vernus are at peak. The Tulip is only 7" high

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St. John's, NL(Zone 5b)

This is Androsace sempervivoides

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St. John's, NL(Zone 5b)

and my native arctic willow, Salix glauca

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Cincinnati (Anderson, OH(Zone 6a)


I am enjoying your pics, Todd, your collection is so wide ranging and beautiful...especially like your tiny tulips...

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