Category Archives: alpines

Primulas of 2017: Small European Alpines

These are species and hybrids from within the same Primula section as Primula auricula. Many of the hybrids have some auricula heritage but are smaller than garden aurculas and may show a greater resemblance to other parents. A couple of … Continue reading

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Gone Tufa?

In the last entry, I let on I might know the answer to the mystery of the vanished tufa bed at the University of Alberta Botanic Garden. However, from what I have been able to find out, that wonderful little … Continue reading

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Like Hanging the Mona Lisa outside the Louvre

I used to post pictures here from the University of Alberta Botanic Garden (the Uof A Devonian Botanic Garden as it was formerly called), and I have some saved up from the past three years to post eventually. The tufa … Continue reading

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Other Primulas, 2016, Part 1

I won’t write much. You’re here for the pictures. Click to enlarge! Primula denticulata.   Primula marginata x Herb Dickson. The best plant. I post a picture of Herb Dickson every year.   Two seedlings from seed out of Herb … Continue reading

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Auriculas of 2016, Part 2, Named Cultivars

Looking back at my photos, it appears not many named cultivars bloomed in 2016. Here are three alpine auriculas. I think they are Dilly Dilly, Harry Hotspur (now deceased?), and Victoria de Wemyss;     border auriculas Eden Blue star … Continue reading

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