Piedmont Gallery

Chapter members are invited to share favorite plant photos, from your garden or your travels

please send submissions, with plant ID, if known, and location:  cyndycrom@gmail.com

Now for something completely different, as NARGS members begin sowing and growing their first batches of seed, ordered through the 2020 NARGS Seed Exchange, Pacific Bulb Exchange and others. Chapter members Ruth Little and Charlotte Thomann do their ordering and sowing as a joint operation, and aren’t afraid to try difficult taxa. Here are some photos of what these slightly mad plant scientists have been getting up to in recent weeks.

Zephyranthes primulina sown in tap water
Photo by Ruth Little
Clematis sown on bagged, unbleached coffee filter, love that label!
Photo by Charlotte Thomann

Are you having some early luck with seed exchange treasures? Please submit your photos, to educate and inspire others, as second round ordering commences March 1, 2020.



Narcissus romieuxii ssp romieuxii, Crevice Garden, Juniper Level Botanic Garden,  January 30, 2020
Cyndy Cromwell
Galanthus elwesii var. monostictus
Garden of David White
Begonia grandis, Garden of C.J. Dykes



Malvaviscus drummondii ‘Variegata’
Garden of C.J. Dykes
Impatiens capensis, Jewel Weed
Garden of C.J. Dykes


Anemone coronaria
Mani Peninsula, Greece
Cyndy Cromwell
Marshallia graminifolia
Green Swamp Preserve
Cyndy Cromwell
Yucca sp
Great Dixter, UK
Cyndy Cromwell
Ampelaster carolinianus
Carolina climbing aster
Garden of C.J. Dykes
Clerodendron bungii ‘Cashmere Bouquet’
Garden of C.j. Dykes
Malvaviscus drummondii
Pink Turks Cap
Garden of C.J. Dykes
Trachelospermum asiaticum ‘Nagaba’
Garden of Pamela Harper
Photo by Amelia Lane
Cyclamen coum ‘Lake Effect’
Garden of Ruth Little
Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Little Bunny’
Garden of Ruth Little
Narcissus romieuxii ‘Julia Jane’
Garden of Ruth Little
Pinguicula sp
Green Swamp Preserve
Jim Phillips
Sarracenia x catesbaei
Green Swamp Preserve
Tim Alderton


Anemone occidentalis
Paradise, Mount Rainier
Cyndy Cromwell