Friday, April 30, 2010

Flower Friday: Rockfoil

"Pixie Rose" Rockfoil

Today's flower is "Pixie Rose" Rockfoil.  This little evergreen perennial has makes a beautiful groundcover.  It blooms from mid-April to early June & requires very little attention.  It grows well in partial shade and spreads quickly.  We've never had any pest or frost issues with ours, but it does occasionally get a bit sparse toward the center of the plant as the little green mound spreads outward in all directions forming an expanding ring of green around a fairly sparse center. You can read more about rockfoil (Mossy Saxifrage) at Dave's Garden & Botany's Saxifraga page.

Brief book update:
I met P.C. & Kristin Cast, authors of the House of Night series, last night and should have an event report about that posted soon.  I'm also planning to go see L.K. Madigan, Lisa Schroeder, and Suzanne Young tomorrow afternoon, and I will be giving away a signed copy of Lisa Schroeder's It's Raining Cupcakes here on The Eager Readers.  So look for that giveaway post on Wednesday.