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Lori S.
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Toole wrote:

i was never in any doubt that your plant was Anisotome imbricata var imbricata ---perhaps i should have said that earlier.

That's great to hear!  Thanks very much for the confirmation of ID!

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

Toole
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cohan wrote:

Dave, the Bulbinellas are pretty cool, and an excuse to see some views of your garden is welcome--looks like a fun plantsman's garden where lots of time could be spent looking and hearing stories!

Thanks Cohan
I have to admit that I've got this internal battle waging between wanting a balanced garden in terms of scale ,colour ,looking attractive etc etc,verses having a passion to grow as many suitable plants from seed as possible .....

Not sure which side is winning the battle , however I'll leave you with the following shot as an indication of how desperate I'm for space....... ;D  

Cheers Dave.

Invercargill
Bottom of the South Island New Zealand
Zone 8 maritime climate
1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a.
Nil snow cover

cohan
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Toole wrote:

Thanks Cohan
I have to admit that I've got this internal battle waging between wanting a balanced garden in terms of scale ,colour ,looking attractive etc etc,verses having a passion to grow as many suitable plants from seed as possible .....

Not sure which side is winning the battle , however I'll leave you with the following shot as an indication of how desperate I'm for space....... ;D  

Cheers Dave.

Lol-- I can relate, on a lesser scale-- I've been sowing things for the last couple of years, not in huge numbers, but at a rate exceeding that at which I am preparing planting spaces! So, the pots accumulate...

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

Hoy
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Stephenb wrote:

Hoy wrote:

I had another Bulbinella for several years, I think it was B hookeri if I recall right.

Did it overwinter outside? Can't recall having seen Bulbinellas in Norway before - I've tried hookeri and one other, they flower in the first year, but I've failed to overwinter them outside or inside. They didn't have it in the NZ collection at the Stavanger Botanics either. Have seen it outside in the UK though..

Yes, I had it outside for several years. It was from seed - probably Thompson & Morgan - and I think it was swamped by other plants, not winterkilled.

BTW  Stephen, are you still interested in the "strandkvann" - Angelica archangelica litoralis? I am at my summerhouse for the weekend and can collect a few (small) plants if you like.

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Tim Ingram
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If you sow lots of seed you really have to start a small nursery! And then you have even more hundreds of pots!! But there is nothing like pricking out seedlings.

Dr. Timothy John Ingram
Faversham, Kent, UK
I garden in a relatively hot and dry region (for the UK!), with an annual rainfall of around 25", winter lows of -10°C and summer highs of 30°C.
 

Barstow
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Yes, please, Trond!!

Stephen Barstow
Malvik, Norway
63.4N
Age: Lower end of the 20-25,000 day range

Hoy
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Here are some for a starter ;D What about Allium scorodoprasum?

 

cohan wrote:

Toole wrote:

Thanks Cohan
I have to admit that I've got this internal battle waging between wanting a balanced garden in terms of scale ,colour ,looking attractive etc etc,verses having a passion to grow as many suitable plants from seed as possible .....

Not sure which side is winning the battle , however I'll leave you with the following shot as an indication of how desperate I'm for space....... ;D  

Cheers Dave.

Lol-- I can relate, on a lesser scale-- I've been sowing things for the last couple of years, not in huge numbers, but at a rate exceeding that at which I am preparing planting spaces! So, the pots accumulate...

I recognise that dilemma!

PS Dave, the Bulbinella angustifolia looks nice too!

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

RickR
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Joined: 2009-09-21

As per your request, Barbara, I moved your topic to the Propagation board, and named it "Peony Seeds".  Thanks for posting this interesting question!

your topic:
http://nargs.org/smf/index.php?topic=743.0

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

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