|Bolax glebaria in an old book print|
A photograph taken in 1885 on the expedition of the H.M.S. Challenger on the Falkland Islands (or Malvinas--as your political persuasion my fall!)...a century and a half later, this Bolax glebaria has grown for decades in Colorado gardens, but precious else from the Andes or South America...why is this the case? Twenty years ago I was preparing for my first trip to South Africa--a place where equally few plants had proven hardy--but I had a hunch. Well, we have a hunch that South America may likewise prove to be a wonderful source of garden plants!
|Montiopsis (Calandrinia) sericea|
|Montiopsis sericea (with Oxalis squamata in the background)|
I end on a positive note...