What do you see on your garden walks? 2012

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RickR
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Simply(?) fantastic, Tim! :o  Every plant has it place in the sun and ready for stardom.  Commanding agave looking plants.  (With my limited knowledge, I can at least see that the one on the right is one.)  I don't think I realized this before:  the cyclamen is growing in sand?

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

cohan
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Everything looks happy there, Tim- the Yuccas are quite spectacular!

Todd- nice combination of the dark Semp with the Draba!

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

Tim Ingram
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Actually you should see the rest of the garden - not so neat! A lot of alpines lend themselves to this sort of planting (like a very big trough in effect), because you do tend to view them individually, but I like them best when they begin to merge and mix over time. Woodland plants are especially nice in spring just in foliage.

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.
 

Tim Ingram
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To quick to post...

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.
 

cohan
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Tim- this is a lovely combination with the Brunnera etc :)

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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Tim, your magnificent sandbed has made me planning one too ;) But I'll have to build it somewhat up from the ground. I know where to build it but not when yet . . . .

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

Hoy
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Todd wrote:

What I think is Draba lasiocarpa in my trough.

Maybe I should try some Draba speies. They look good!

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

Boland
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Trond, the aizoides group Draba are easy in OUR climate...its the fuzzy ones that are challenging.  I love them for the early bloom and their form is quite lovely all summer.

We broke two temperature records today..the warmest day for this specific date (it reached 21 C) and the hottest temperature for this early in the season...we actually did not hit 20 C last year until July! (last year was one of the coldest summers on record).

Lots blooming now...the crocus and reticulated iris are at their peak, Chionodoxa and Scilla are starting nicely..I've seen daffodils open next to houses were it is sheltered.

A few recent bloomers..the Corydalis solida are just starting to colour up, the first Erythronium are open and my Viburnum bodnantense is also starting.

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

RickR
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Viburnum carlesii is blooming now.  The scrumptious scent greets anyone who comes to my door.

       

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

Fermi
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Wow, those viburnums! I've just bought tubestock of both and need to find the right place to plant them - Rick's suggestion of near the door is a great idea!
Our autumn continues dry here and the bulbs such as nerines are doing well;
in the garden, Nerine "Ariel"

In the shadehouse, "Aristocrat"

By the front door we have a rather spikey Hakea suavolens which is supposedly sweetly scented - just a bit risky to try to sniff it!

cheers
fermi

Fermi de Sousa,
Central Victoria, Australia
Min: -7C, Max: +40C

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