Alpine Rock Garden
Wooly Leaves for Cold Weather
Kew Gardens has a fantastic rock garden. These alpine anemones are one of my favorites.
Rock Garden in Early Spring
Just Getting Started
Found A Niche
Showing Its Face
This spiral is an Aloe polyphylla. This plant is about 18 inches across.
These alpine plants are really small. I included my feet to give a sense of scale for this rock garden.
I like that name, it makes me laugh.
I think the cluster forms a round shape to help with the wind on mountain tops.
Two Toned Grape Hyacynth
Getting Ready to Flower
On a very pretty Iris.
Dr Seuss-ish Flower
I thought these are great looking flowers. They remind me a bit of the trees the Lorax liked.
Little Blue Flowers
This cluster of little blue flowers is tiny, no bigger around than a penny. I love how detailed they are for being this small.
This Huechera pilosissima is native to the California coast.
This is a variety of alum I think.
Pattern and Light
Another one that I have no idea what it's called. This is another smallish plant from the Davies Alpine House. Delicate and detailed.
This plant is about 5 inches tall and covered with these stripy flowers. I love the bit of orange and lime green in each center. This is in the Davies Alpine House. I didn't take a picture of the sign so I don't know what kind of flowers these are.
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