Alpine’s – the troughs

My previous post dealt with the formation of the Alpine garden..  now I want to show you the troughs.  I discovered that some plants did better in troughs than in the ground.  I have a bunch of different ones.  Some are hypertufa which I made in a workshop with my garden club.  One is an old rusty tin pot I found in the woods.  I also have an old soapstone sink that was given to me.  The troughs allow me more flexibility since I can move them around (except for the sink- that’s very heavy).  I use a soil mixture of potting soil, perlite, turface and chicken grit.

 

This trough is an old iron pot with different Saxifraga

P1000493

Starting to bloom

P1000627

This one is Saxifraga ‘Esther

P1000628

 

another saxifraga

P1000629

more

P1000746

full bloom

P1000745

the soapstone sink makes a great trough – and a fairy lives there

P1000539

Dianthus- Nyewood cream

P1000540

Heuchera santarosa

P1000686

Heuchera

P1000780

Alpine daisy

P1000871

Sedum and sempervivum

P1000848

This is one of the hypertufa troughs with blooming Silene alpestris

P1000875

more hypertufa

P1000726

Saxifraga sancta and Saxifraga apiculata alba

P1000256

Saponaria x oliviana

P1000844

Androsace sempervivoides

P1000380

 

 

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s