Sunday, April 24, 2016

Spring Jewels

A couple quick photos of some of my favorites this week.  
Above is daphne 'Lawrence Crocker'.

alyssum montanum 'Berggold'

anemonella thalictroides 'Cameo'

fritillaria uva vulpis

 arabis alp. caucasica 'Snowball'

potentilla porphryrantha

One of the many troughs.


  1. They are so pretty!

    Brian, i purchased a small 'tufa trough locally this weekend. It is only about 8 inches across and 4-5 inches deep (inside measurements). I had my eye on something twice as big and someone else snapped it up. Anyway, this one came planted with four little pieces of sedum ('Sea stars' and 'John Cheever', i think) planted in regular potting soil. I would like to do something "more" with them. Do you have any suggestions of something really tiny and/or any comments on potting medium? I am thinking that cactus "soil" might be more appropriate? Any help would be appreciated.

  2. I love your collection of troughs, Brian. It has such an English garden look which I adore. I always plant to do more but never seem to find the time. Plus I like you ideas for plants.