|Delphinium nudicaule 'Laurin'|
One of the first plants to strut its stuff on the brand new crevice garden (see more below on that!): I saw the wild form a few months ago north of San Francisco and dreamed of when I'd be able to grow it. Presto! Such is life in the FAST lane!
|Mimulus (Erythranthe?) cupreus|
|Tulipa linifolia and Aurinia saxatilis|
From a month ago or so--a fun combo--hope they both come back strong next year!
|Ryan Keating and the garden|
|Ready for planting!|
The last daffodil to bloom for me: and dammit--I can't find a tag or reference in my computer file. Help!
The best of the white androsaces--thrives in the ground as well as this small pot!
|Giant Iris ruthenica|
The flowers look like the typical tiny form, but on definite stems: it's setting a lot of seed!
Looks a tad lie vulgaris, but blooms 10 days later, and that deep dusky rose color! Love it.
Nectaroscordon siculum is a pernicious weed here. Thus far its cousin is better behaved.
|Arum conophylloides (A. rupicola)|
I love this aroid...
I must get some more variations on this amazing species.
Possibly my favorite plant from last year! A selection of a Greek wildflower. Wonderful to watch it change!
Some of us have a weakness for poppies. I confess! I'm one of those poppy lovers...
According to Wikipedia (which knows all!) this represents "derived from three species from Chile and Argentina, C. crenatiflora, C. corymbosa and C. cana"..all of which are perennial, are they not? Is it too much to hope?
I look forward to the flowering of this outrageous meadow rue every spring. I have two clumps: should I divide one this summer?
|Daphne oleioides |
Having seen this all over Greece and Turkey, it's a joy to have it in Colorado!
I have been impressed with the longevity and fortitude of all these tiny woodruffs. They deserve more attention and respect!
My big clump is getting squeezed out--so I have two younger ones I'll make sure have more room--and, Oh yes, seedlings! One plant I can't have enough of!
A heavenly tansy from Western Asia.
Mikl Brawner (or is it Eve Reznicek? they are a couple) love this plant. I am beginning to see why.
|Geranium x cantabrigense 'Biokovo'|
Perhaps a bit pedestrian? You do find it in all the local garden centers--for good reason. This is one tough cookie. Ideal for "dry shade" (and dry shade here is DRY). It doesn't have to be rare for me to love a plant!
|Salvia officinalis 'Nana'|
|Lewisia cotyledon white flowered|