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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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A Quick Early Spring Tour

These Primula veris under the ‘Thérèse Bugnet’ roses are exposed now but will be shaded from summer heat by the leafed-out branches.   These are the same crocuses as in the previous entry, but in a different light, giving them … Continue reading

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It Must Be Spring

It has become a tradition on this blog every spring to mark the appearance of the year’s first flowers. They are always the same: the alpine garden’s small, isolated colonies of Galanthus elwesii and Colchicum bulbocodium (or Bulbocodium vernum). The … Continue reading

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