What do you see on your garden walks? 2012

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Steve Newall
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RickR wrote:

Jandals, have you tried a cut apple to bait them?

Not yet Rick but I will do when all the seeds are done . Winter is the best time to try food based traps . Will keep you updated and thanks for the tip

Trond - It's Fermi who grows all the lovely bulbs but I know that you knew that

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Jandals wrote:

RickR wrote:

Jandals, have you tried a cut apple to bait them?

Not yet Rick but I will do when all the seeds are done . Winter is the best time to try food based traps . Will keep you updated and thanks for the tip

Trond - It's Fermi who grows all the lovely bulbs but I know that you knew that

Oh yes, of course :-[  . . . I was a little too quick there, Steve!

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

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Fermi wrote:

cohan wrote:

Nice flowers, Fermi and Tim!

Still growing only snowbanks here! ( http://nargs.org/smf/index.php?topic=930.msg15658#msg15658 )

Here's the mock orange/Philadelphus again.... amazing how much snow those thin branches can hold! followed by Lilac/Syringa and an apple/Malus

Amazing, Cohan,
reminds me of the soap suds scene from "The Party"!
cheers
fermi

True! though soap suds wouldn't be as heavy! Right now I feel like I'm living on a bob-sled site...lol plus the sun is out, so quite blinding!

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

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Some pictures from today's walk. It is mild but cloudy as it has been for several days now. On the other "side" of the country (along Oslofjorden) they have started planting salads and other vegetables outside now but farther north they still have snowstorms!

I have planted several forms of Corydalis solida in my woodland. The earlier have bloomed for some weeks now! The very first rhododendron is Rh dauricum(??). It set off in early February but was damaged by a spell of frost. Another early is Rh moupinense. I think the flowers unfurl tomorrow! Also Hepatica transsilvanica is in flower now. Thisone has a lot of flowers but they are far apart! One plant covers about 1 sq meter!

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

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Looking for signs of spring yesterday and this is what I found. Not much, but it keep my hopes up that most things have made it through this freakish winter!
1-Corydalis solida...a pale lavender one from a gardener in MA who sells divisions of her garden plants in her front yard to raise funds for local charities. Some of her plants are quite rare such as the double bloodroot, Trillium of all sorts and many others for extremely low prices! Needless to say I visit her yard every spring!
2-Cyclamen coum...From Brent & Becky's Bulbs in Virginia. Stopped by there last March on a nursery tour down the east coast. Their tubers are huge!!
3-Another C. coum from the 2010 seedex, just about in bloom!
4-The first snowdrop to bloom for me this year!!
5-Helleborus niger 'Josef Lemper' purchased at Pine Knot Farms last March. This has had buds above ground since last December.

Amy Olmsted
Hubbardton, VT, Zone 4

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Nice to see flowers and shoots, Trond and Amy!
My young C solida flowered in May last year, so some time to wait yet.. all my 'spring' plantings are still one or two feet under snow...

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

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Today, these two flowers really caught my eye in the garden!

Pulsatilla vulgaris subsp. grandis (a seedling of the Budapest strain....the real P. vulgaris 'Budapest' doesn't exist anymore, which is a real shame)
and Scilla armena with it's intense blue flower!

Wim Boens
Wingene Belgium zone 8a

cohan
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What's better than blue Scillas in spring? Except more of them  ;D
Really nice pastel colour on the Pulsatilla too..

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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Wim, that Pulsatilla has a very striking colour!

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

Tim Ingram
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The pulsatilla is exquisite! None of ours are flowering yet but the buds showing promise. A lot of early woodlanders are flowering with us, including Hacquetia epipactis 'Thor', Helleborus odorus and Primula 'Gigha'.

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.
 

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