Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Another Hardy Primula

I have to post this picture of my Primula saxatilis, which did very well over this particularly harsh winter. It reseeds itself around a little bit, and considering the long-lived attractive show of lilac-colored flowers right now, I wouldn't mind it spreading around a bit further.

The wild pincherry trees are in bloom right now:

Veronica whitleyi is the most attractive Veronica in my yard. I love the dark blue flowers with contrasting white centers. It forms a very low mat (2" or less) that creeps along the ground in my alpine garden. I believe I got this plant from Wrightman's Alpines, a great source for these little plants.


Rosemary said...

I've never seen Veronica whittleyi before; it's lovely!

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

All these plants have lovely blooms, but I am especially interested in primula. It's hardy and it spreads. I have a place for it in my garden. Thank you Gardenista for the picture!