Blooming this week...

...on the hottest days of the summer, Lewisia cotyledon:

White lewisia in full bloom_2120
My Mom's 'Alba' bloomed in May so this is my second round of enjoying the white flowers and this time, on my own plant.

Lewisia cotyledon_2112

I'm still doing research on identifying this variety  -- could it be one of the 'Sunset Strain'?

This balcony gardener/designer has inspired me to include alpines among the vegetables. If you have a balcony garden, you MUST visit her site.

Do any readers have favourite soil "recipes" for alpines, especially Lewisia?