How to make a Hypertufa trough

Hypertufa is a cast “rock-like” material which can be used for relatively inexpensive bonsai pots and slabs for plantings. It looks like rock, can be cast into almost any shape, is very lightweight and also strong enough to withstand the freeze/thaw cycle of most northern climates. The American Rock Garden Society uses the following basic recipe to create alpine troughs. […]

Planting A Rock Garden

  If the reader has been able to derive sufficient help and information from the earlier homepage, he/she will naturally be anxious to know how to plant their garden, and the best varieties of plants to use, and as the ultimate result will largely depend on the selection made and whether the plants are judiciously grouped, their choice and arrangement […]

Alpine or Rock Garden Design

So, you want to build a rock or an alpine garden but you don’t know what type of rock to get? Practically any kind of rock will do for the construction. If you can find it, weathered limestone is considered one of the best, while the round field boulders or river gravel is the least desirable. The Beginner’s commonest faults […]

American Primrose Society (Primulas) – Seed List

Membership is required to receive seeds. This is a typical distribution of our Primrose seeds. Dues for individual or household membership in the American Primrose Society, domestic and foreign, are $25 US per calendar year, $70 for three years; or $35 for individual life membership. Submit payment to the treasurer. Julia Haldorson, Treasurer PO Box 210913, Auke Bay. AK 99821 […]

Alpine Gardening

The Alpine Garden These pages will provide data on rock and alpine gardening; how they are constructed and what type of alpines are easy to grow. I will be adding more data in the near future but if you can’t wait, please visit The Alpine Garden. The Alpine Garden provides several articles which will support any level of Alpine gardening. The Author has done an excellent […]

Alpine Container Gardening

Listing of Alpine Plants and how to use:: There is a rich tradition of European and American alpine and rock gardening using containers, raised beds, alpine houses, and open gardens. “Trough” gardening, or the use of stone troughs for miniature gardens, is the most popular, yet only one of several alpine gardening forms. This article explores growing alpine plants in […]

Androsace Group

The Androsace Group issues four Newsletters each year and two Androsace Notebooks. It aims to circulate information on the cultivation and naming of these plants and on their ecology and conservation status in the wild. It also aims to investigate the problems of preserving species and hybrids in cultivation and to take what steps it can to ensure such preservation. […]

The Pacific Northwest Rock Garden

This is a south facing view of my garden where the rock garden resides. The soil was to hard to have Alpines or Rock garden plants to thrive so I had to raise the soil. The neighbor had a few large boulder left from the rock wall and a little talking the the tractor guy, I was able to get […]

Alpine & Rock Garden Society Page

  Listing of Alpine Plants and how to use:: Provided is a list of Alpine societies that can provide you a world of knowledge on Alpine plants. The membership fees are current for 1996. I am not responsible for any future prices unless told Alpine Garden Society Director of the AGS Centre Avon Bank Pershore Worcestershire WR10 3JP, UK Membership […]


Alpine Auricula The American Primrose Society (APS), founded in 1941 in the Portland, Oregon has grown to become an international organization with members in the United States, Canada and 21 other foreign countries. The society is dedicated to providing its members with information about the taxonomy, culture and hybridization of Primulas. MembersĀ of the primula genus are found all around the […]