We have been waiting all winter to see the tiny and delicate alpines bloom in the city and finally the waiting is over. I am sure they are in bloom now all over the country but surely no one waits for spring as long as prairie gardeners?
I absolutely love the Primula marginata shown above, and it came directly to me from the Calgary Rock and Alpine Garden Society (CRAGS) spring plant sale two years ago. This year's sale is once again in the Lakeview Community Hall in Calgary and is free to the public so check it out on May 23, 2009.
Look at the CRAGS web site for further functions and open gardens. http://www.crags.ca/events.html