What do you see on your garden walks? 2012

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Anne Spiegel
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Lovely pictures, Hoy.  You are very artistic with the camera.
Everything here is way ahead of schedule (at least 3-4 weeks).  My garden in open for the Garden Conservancy May 5th and It will be interesting to see what's in bloom then - not a typical spring following a non-winter.  The rhododendron is R.'Aglo', hardy here and unusual this year because the deer left it alone.  There is usually bloom only on the top which they can't reach.

Hoy
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cohan wrote:

Nice waterlily.. we have a wild one around here  too, its yellow.. I don't see it much though,(and not close) since it is in quite inaccessible places here- in (presumably) deep water preceded by sometimes large areas of slough/bog, water, mud etc.. best chance is if a road or trail cuts through those areas and gets you nearer to the deep water..

Lori wrote:

cohan wrote:

Nice waterlily.. we have a wild one around here  too, its yellow.. I don't see it much though,(and not close) since it is in quite inaccessible places here- in (presumably) deep water preceded by sometimes large areas of slough/bog, water, mud etc.. best chance is if a road or trail cuts through those areas and gets you nearer to the deep water..

That would be spatterdock, Nuphar variegatum.  There is a true water lily also, Nymphaea tetragona, which has white flowers, but I've yet to see it!

We have 3 species of the white Nymphaea (or subspecies some say) which of one have red forms too; and 2 species of the yellow Nuphar. Some of the species are rather common. I have picked them several times in my youth but they're difficult to put in a vase!

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

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Spiegel wrote:

Lovely pictures, Hoy.  You are very artistic with the camera.
Everything here is way ahead of schedule (at least 3-4 weeks).  My garden in open for the Garden Conservancy May 5th and It will be interesting to see what's in bloom then - not a typical spring following a non-winter.  The rhododendron is R.'Aglo', hardy here and unusual this year because the deer left it alone.  There is usually bloom only on the top which they can't reach.

gerrit wrote:

Beautiful pictures Hoy. The morninglight through the leaves in the wood, perfectly catched in your (damaged) camera.

Lina wrote:

Hoy, this is so lovely to see!
I would like to take a walk there.

Thank you for taking us with you.

Lina.

Thanks a lot! But my camera is damaged, I swear! The lens is bad and the electronics do what it want without listening to me!

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

Tim Ingram
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Trond - it is amazing how Anemone nemorosa grows with hardly anything else flowering at the same time. In Blean woods near us (and Canterbury) it grows just like your pictures, but in other places under coppice it is mixed with bluebells and celandine. Very wonderful to see it en masse as in your photos.

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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Great stuff!

Trond, the seashore plants are nice, but the Anemone woods are especially lovely :) As Tim mentions, it always fascinates me to see such solid growth of anything, pretty much unheard of here.. the pinkish ones are especially nice...

Anne- love the Hymenoxys, and the view of the Rhodo with the lovely stone house behind is really nice :)

Lori, I don't think I've seen the white waterlily either, though I was happy to see the native water arum once (Calla? too lazy to look it up right now...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/

externmed
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Extremely dry and warm spring.  Now 3 to 4 inches of rain and possibly a low of 30F next Monday.
Charles, NE Massachusetts USA Z 6a +/-

NE Massachusetts (New England) USA  zone 6 (5B to 6B)

gardens visited, photographs:  www.flickr.com/photos/wildmeadow

cohan
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Great Pediocactus! My favourite genus of hardy cacti :)
Love the yellow tulip too :)
Just heard about that storm going through the east- hope you get some good moisture with no damage..
Its turned opposite here- into the low to mid 20'sC the last couple of days and tomorrow (31C forecast for Medicine Hat in southern Alberta) but then temps will drop back to more normal low teens C..
We now have that interesting spring phenomenon- we still have sizeable snow banks on parts of the property, summer temperatures, and mosquitoes!

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

Boland
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Trond, your meadows of Anemone are wonderful!  Mine are about 5 cm high at the moment.  Our Cochlearia will not flower until June.

Charles, to grow cacti outside is the stuff of dreams in my area.

We just had another spell of wonderful sunny, warm weather but now it is just 2 C and suppose to stay under 10 C the rest of the week...plus rian, drizzle and fog!  The alpines will be on hold for a while.

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

externmed
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Cohan, Todd thanks for your comments.  Have about 7 species of barrel cacti, every winter I hold my breath, but so far they have come through.  Way back when, I angled a sash over a trough for the winter against a south wall; but I've gotten lazy and they're on their own.  They're in at least 20 inches of sand mix above grade and against a free standing brick wall.  I kept finding different sources of sand so it's a bit of an archiological site.  I'm moving toward 90% sand with some limestone gravel (and some dirt), but I haven't gotten there yet.
Many of my cacti came from Beaver Creek in BC.  Penstemons and Astragalus/ Oxytropis seem to have settled in too, at least the ones that lived long enough for me to plant them.  Lewisia rediviva has 2 buds.  I planted one under a stone and one in the open, the stones get infested with ants, so the one in the open is better.
Charles MA USA 6a

NE Massachusetts (New England) USA  zone 6 (5B to 6B)

gardens visited, photographs:  www.flickr.com/photos/wildmeadow

RickR
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An update on the Leibnitzia anandria from here:
http://nargs.org/smf/index.php?topic=934.msg16283#msg16283
and the follow up message two down on that page.

~~~~Pollination did occur.   When the petals withered, all that was left was the green calyx(or bracts).  Today I noticed these protruding purple appendages.  I am not sure what exactly they are, but they weren't there before!  Only one flower was not pollinated (I asssume).  It's the dried up stem at the lower right in the first photo.

       

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

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