This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V23", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
Miss Hunter is more sanguine in her hopes for improvement in the flowers than I am. But one of the prettiest features in artificial alpine gardening is produced with Antennarias. A mound, waved, unshapely and lopsided, as nature may suggest, is raised to represent a miniature mountain, and its cap or crest thickly carpeted with Antennaria tomentosa and dioica in imitation of perpetual snow. The snow line is uneven, and beneath it comes a belt of glittering gems. Saxifrages in variety, tiny Gentians, Dianthus alpinus, Silene acaulis, and others as appropriate, till round the base stronger or sub alpine plants are used.