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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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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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Primula marginata, spring, 2015

  ‘Herb Dickson’ was my first Primula marginata. It has appeared on the blog several times. A great plant, it blooms early and spends the summer bulking up and spreading out so that it can return with twice as many … Continue reading

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Snowdrop Census, 2015

  As is tradition here, we start the season by looking at the size of the Snowdrop population. After a relatively mild and short winter, there are nine flowers this spring. The colony, now five years old, continues to increase … Continue reading

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Primulas in May (2014)

A rainy day, time to post the past month’s pictures. (I’ll come back later and write some captions.) Dodecatheon pulchellum (or Primula pauciflora, if you like) in a corner of the alpine pan, in bud and, not long after, in … Continue reading

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