Is There Life On Mars?

IMG_2814IMG_2767Alpines, or succulents, must be some of the easiest and, most rewarding, plants to grow.  In the patio area I have devoted one large  bed and one small completely to alpines.

The popularity of alpine plants stemmed from the mountaineering Victorian middle classes.  When in the Alps, enthusiasts began to bring these small hardy plants back to the UK.

I love the quirky appearance of some of my alpines.  Though not always traditionally pretty they have an interesting alien-like quality, particularly when  they sprout flowers.  I can imagine plants like these on Mars or, some far off planet.

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