Christie's of Angus...(random images from the first few minutes...)
|Glimpse of one of the many rock gardens--here a symphony of white flowers and foliage plants...|
|Glumicalyx cf nutans|
|Dactylirhizas pop up everywhere!|
|Deep pink form of Saxifraga paniculata|
A bevy of daphnes--the big one in back looks like a huge Daphne aurantiaca.
|Peat beds full of treasures|
|Closeup of the wonderful Lilium Mackliniae|
More Dactylorhizas--they're practically weeds there...
Bulbinella hookeri--a fabulous New Zealand petaloid monocot that is distressingly rare in America (I have seen it in California). This is an alpine plant that ought to be hardy for us!
|Corydalis in the flexuosa group.|
MORE weedy Dactylorhizas: I did offer to clean them up for him...
|And MORE dactylorhizas!|
|Yet another stunning Celmisia|
|A particularly nice dwarf form of Geranium sanguineum|
The Rhododendron yakushimanum behind was just past bloom--but we caught the Celmisia in perfect flower.
|Another wonderful mound of silver saxifrages|
|An immense Arisaema of the consanguineum section.|
|Ian Christie showing off a very old plant of Salix x boydii: not for sale!|
|Enkianthus campanulatus: one of the Ericaceae I most want to grow!|
|I can never have enough Celmisias. We can actually grow C. angustifolia in Denver. But not like this!|
A huge container filled with Cypripediums (the Dutch and Germans are cranking these out quite cheaply in Europe!)
|These may be variations on 'Gisela'|
|One impeccable alpine house after another.|
|A little pot of Arisaema urashima|
A greenhouse full of woodland treasure (Trilliums are very popular in Northern Europe of late)
|I remember seeing Paris polyphylla everywhere in Yunnan--but even there it didn't look as good as Christie's!|
|An incomparable specimen of Daphne (Wikstroemia) gemmata|
|J.C. Raulston once gave this plant to me. I wish I had it now!|
|Rhododendron (nakahari complex perhaps?)|
|Corydalis calcicola: need I say more?|
I must warn you that this was just the very beginning of the nursery: it went on and on and on: Ian has literally HUNDREDS of Meconopsis, and they were all in magnificent bloom: you are spared them because my camera memory was filled and I did not have a backup. Just imagine this show going on for another sixty or hundred panels. The garden is that good!