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

Iris cristata ‘Dick Redfield’
Garden of Ruth Little, available by mail at Joe Pye Weed’s Garden
Iris cristata ‘Vein Mountain’ with Chrysogonum virginianum
Garden of Ruth Little
Iris cristata ‘Tennessee White’ with Epimedium ‘Amber Queen’
Garden of Ruth Little
Picea abies ‘Acrocona’
Garden of Amelia Lane, southern Virginia mountains
From seed labeled Aquilegia jonesii (?) 2018 NARGS Seedex
Garden of Cyndy Cromwell
Tulipa ‘Angelique’
Garden of Vandy Bradow

Past Chapter Chair Amelia Lane shares a photo from her garden of a birdfeeder converted to a nesting box by wrens

Photo by Amelia Lane

Chapter member Jerry Yu shares a couple of signs of spring:  a sweet yellow crocus and NARGS seedex sowings.

Photo by Jerry Yu
Photo by Jerry Yu

Piedmont Chapter Program Chair Bobby Ward is having great success with container-planted Narcissus bulbocodium conspicuous ‘White Petticoat’, purchased last fall through the chapter’s sale of bulb samplers from Van Engelen.

Photo by Bobby Ward
Photo by Bobby ward

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