Alpine strawberries or wild strawberries (also known by their botanical name Fragaria vesca) are small, low growing, plants that trail along the ground, spreading via runners; these pretty little plants can grow up to around 15cm (6 inches) tall.  I adore alpine strawberries!  These dainty little plants are utterly charming, with attractive leaves, delightful white flowers, and the delicious red strawberries they produce.

Snowdrops (also known by their botanical name: Galanthus) are delightful, perennial, bulbous plants, which originate from Italy, Turkey, the French Pyrenees, and other places in Europe and the Middle East.  It’s hard to say for certain just where any species of snowdrop first appeared, as snowdrops have been grown, bought and exchanged for such a long period of time.  These dear little plants are so charming; snowdrops have found their way into so many people’s hearts.

Lewisia longipetala ‘Little Snowberry’ is a new alpine plant which will make a lovely new addition to container, rock, and alpine gardens.  Plant in well-drained soil, in dappled shade.