Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Tiny Jewels Part I

This is one of those spring weeks when it's great to be a trough gardener.  Above is a purple pasqueflower, pulsatilla vulgaris.

Red pasqueflower.  

Daphne 'Lawrence Crocker'

Anemonella thalictroides 'Cameo' on April 15

 Same plant on April 24th.  It's lost its red leaf color but is blooming like crazy.

Ipheion uniflorum growing in the garden

I can't resist adding a picture of houstonia (bluets) growing in the rocks at Leonard J. Buck Garden in  Far Hills, NJ.  Our NARGS chapter had its annual plant sale there this past Saturday and Sunday.

Leftover plants will be on sale this coming weekend!


  1. Hi Brian - just found your blog - great photos. That Anemonella is gorgeous! Your hypertufa has a very warm cast to it - can you share how you achieve that?

  2. Hi Webb- I feel the same when I walk outside these days.
    Hi Jennifer and welcome- although I make lots of troughs each year, most of my own are 5-10 years old. They've weathered to a nice soft gray finish. My hypertufa mix is a classic: three parts perlite, three parts peat moss and two part Portland cement.