What do you see on your garden walks? 2012

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RickR
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My Trillium pusillum hit the dust. 

Or, it's been sleeping for two years so far...

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

Mark McD
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RickR wrote:

My Trillium pusillum hit the dust. 

Or, it's been sleeping for two years so far...

Two years ago I bought Trillium pusillum 'Road Runner', named for this selection's propensity for spreading quickly, I have seen some wonderful clumps of it in other gardens.  In my garden, it should be renamed 'Road Sleeper" as it has reduced in size and looks pathetic.  I suppose, the trick is to find the right spot.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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Boland
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Guess I should be posting my current bloomers in this thread..I'll endevour to do this in the future.

I have never tried T. pusillum..for what its worth, most of the trillium I do have are just breaking the surface.

Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Zone 5b
1800 mm precipitation per year

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These were a few shots taken in the garden today.

Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Zone 5b
1800 mm precipitation per year

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Todd wrote:

These were a few shots taken in the garden today.

Well, Todd, I once wrote that I didn't dare planting Petasites in my garden but they certainly have some charm, at least frigidus. Maybe I have to change my attitude! ;)

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

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That's a cool Petasites, Todd! I'll have to look it up..

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

Lori S.
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Petasites frigidus is very invasive... I tried it twice and yanked it out twice (gave it a second chance in case my invasiveness tolerance had changed, I guess).  Some of the cultivated ones are just as bad, from observation.  (I've never grown them, having enough invasive things to deal with.)

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

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That Petasites is indeed invasive...along with Podophyllum peltatum, I am constantly hacking them back.

Sunny but cool today (7 C).  Here's how things are progressing.

Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Zone 5b
1800 mm precipitation per year

cohan
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I wouldn't put them next to anything delicate or rare, but both P frigidus palmatus and sagitattus (if, as I've said, its really accurate to distinguish the species- there are so many intermediate forms, I wouldn't be surprised if my whole region contains hybrids, or if its really one big messy species) are native here and even on my acreage, so I have no fear of them- though likely they behave differently in a cushy cultivated bed than in a more natural context which always includes many other plants... that said, I still plan a planting in the yard so I can enjoy them up close in spring! I can put them somewhere they can spread for a few metres, mixed with other native wetland plants- sagitattus, that is, palmatus is a woodland species here, and often doesn't flower, but has really lovely leaves... it grows even more spread out amongst other plants than sagitattus, but I'd like to try a mass of it, like a whole berm or something- I like the emerging leaves and fall leaves as well..

Todd, did you grow your albus from seed? I still haven't looked it up yet...lol

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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Thank goodness for alpines- only thing showing signs of life in the garden besides weeds ;) and that with nightly frost, at least as low as -11C recently, and snow frequently, including snow/rain almost non-stop since Thurs afternoon... still, just noticed today a few subtle suggestions of growth to come! These are still small seedlings, second winter outside, but first in the ground in this new bed with semps, so I'm excited to see signs of life;
Saussurea here:
http://nargs.org/smf/index.php?topic=676.msg16672#msg16672
Plus Waldheimia tomentosa just emerged, no more than an inch tall, my one and only seedling..

I was starting to wonder about the leaves which I have not seen any white on so far, but I found an image on Holubec's site that looks right- I guess its just a greener form...
http://holubec.wbs.cz/1Kunlun-Shan-Xinjiang.html?framebreaker
Potentilla nitida  I have several of these in different spots as well.. just waking up...(the other bed is snow covered again)

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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