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Adventures with Castillejas

I HAVE ALWAYS loved castillejas. They seem to me to be the quintessential wildflower of our western landscapes. Castillejas can be seen almost everywhere in the western part of North America, in many different habitats. I have seen them on the Oregon and California coasts, on the shores of Puget...

A High Desert Rock Garden

IN 2005, I left my Maryland garden of 26 years and spent the next 12 years establishing a garden near the town of Sonoita, Arizona, about 45 miles (72 km) southeast of Tucson. The property consisted of five acres, of which I planted about one-third acre, mostly devoted to native and xeric-adapted...

Plant Explorations in Guizhou

OUR TRAVEL COMPANIONS on our 2012 trip to Guizhou and beyond were our close friends Steve Hootman, Director and Curator of the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden (RSBG) and an amazing plantsman beyond his beloved ericaceae, and Tom Hudson, owner and keeper of one of the world’s great collections...

Ten Plants and Ten Lessons

IT IS INTRIGUING to compare how various gardeners deal with the unpleasant reality that when you try to grow challenging plants, or plants novel to horticulture, you inevitably end up with the tags of dead plants. Some gardeners brazenly display them in wide cup fulls, like gruesome trophies...

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Delosperma 'John Profitt'
Delosperma 'John Profitt'
Asplenium trichomanes
Asplenium trichomanes
Cistus albanicus
Cistus albanicus
Primula poissonii
Primula poissonii
Geum elatum
Geum elatum
Primula algida
Primula algida
Primula auriculata
Primula auriculata
Taraxacum rubrifolium
Taraxacum rubrifolium
Ajuga chamaepitys
Ajuga chamaepitys
Thymus tiflisiensis var. alba
Thymus tiflisiensis
Scutellaria orientalis
Scutellaria orientalis
Galanthus platyphyllus
Galanthus platyphyllus
Galanthus platyphyllus
Galanthus platyphyllus
silene specious?
Linum elegans
Linum elegans
Iris reichenbachii
Iris reichenbachii
Iris reichenbachii
Iris reichenbachii
Crocus veluchensis
Crocus veluchensis
Anemone caucasica
Anemone caucasica
Rhododendron 'Wren'
Rhododendron 'Wren'