2745 - AlpenPix (Garden) - 2010-11-30|
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Locality: USA - Colorado - Mountain View Experimental Gardens, Peak 7 area, Breckenridge, Colorado, elevation 10,000 feet, USDA Zone 4.
Photographer: Jane Hendrix
Note: Here is Fairy Primrose in a garden setting. I noticed some of the wild plants liked to grow on the north-facing slope of Hoosier Ridge where the ground is still very wet when they bloom in late June so I planted this seedling in my artificial bog garden. It's been happily growing there for 5 years. The bog is naturally wetter in spring, just like the late snowbeds on Hoosier Ridge. Later, the soil dries out but never becomes bone-dry and hard. (Sent: Alpineemail@example.com)
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