Spring Rock Garden

Early saxifrage growing in shallow soil over rocks.
Early saxifrage growing in shallow soil on granite outcrop.
Bird'sfoot violet (Viola pedata)
Bird’sfoot violet (Viola pedata)

The native plants I started from seed last year are blooming in the rock garden: bluets, violets, pussytoes, early saxifrage, wild columbine, and pale corydalis.  I also have two low phloxes purchased from a garden centre, one pale pink, one vibrant pink. Chives, hairy beardtongue, harebell, and wild lupins are forming buds and will continue the show into June.

Hook-spur violet (Viola adunca) in the rock garden.
Hook-spur violet (Viola adunca) in the rock garden.
Blue-eyed grass (Sisyrincium montanum) and a pink creeping phlox.
Blue-eyed grass (Sisyrinchium montanum) and a pink creeping phlox.

 

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Trish Murphy

Artist: botanical, still life, and natural history illustration. Garden designer: native plants and naturalistic gardens