Since I was about 14 years old, I’ve dabbled in the hobby of cultivating alpines here and there throughout the course of the last 25 years. It seems appropriate for me to launch the index with a photograph of a Daphne arbuscula, which has been with me from the very beginning. It all started with a cutting that I took in 1974.

Surprisingly enough, I have never had a rock garden; instead, I have always cultivated specialized plants in the greenhouse, frames, or a trough.

The remnants of my second collection will now serve as the foundation of my third collection, which I have built up over the course of many years but have since dispersed its contents.

Alpines – Section 1 (A-C) – Alstroemeria hookerii, Calceolaria uniflora, Campanula carpatha

I’m going to start this part off with a “classic” alpine house plant, the Asperula suberosa, which has been well-liked for a significant amount of time. On closer inspection, it reveals that it has the characteristic leaves of w