What do you see on your garden walks? 2012

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Hoy
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cohan wrote:

Cool plants, Steve! Those islands sound pretty interesting- to actually walk among those megaherbs would be very cool!

Yes! When does the next boat go? 8)

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

Hoy
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Bundraba! wrote:

A rocky garden moon.

Do you mean you try to create a moonscape? My first thought was icebergs ;) Very cool :o

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

Peden
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No, completely incidental; back late from duties to the ever refreshing garden and I saw this so I had to run for the camera -which worked great on flash and focus until it got cold!  :(

Michael Peden
Lake Champlain Valley, zone 4b
Four and a half months frost free
Snow cover not guaranteed

RickR
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An interesting observation regarding Zephyranthes spp.
I am laughing right along with you when you see how puny these seedlings are...  they were an afterthought, and obviously didn't receive the care they deserved, but...

They have served a purpose, at least, when I neglected to rescue them from my pot menagerie before temperatures plummeted outside.  These small 1.5 inch pots endured two successive nights of 17F (-8C).  Photos taken eight days after.  Arranged from the least damaged to the most affected:

Z. minima
z. drummondii
Z. citrina
Z. primulina
Z. rosea

   

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

Toole
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Managed a walk around the garden very early this morning before the rain set in for the rest of the day. :( and while a number of the Meconopsis are over this Meconopsis baileyi alba still has a number of buds to come.

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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Rick- I wonder if any of those affected have enough below ground to recover? I have some SA bulb seedlings I let get a bit too dry recently, watching to see how some of those will recover- or not..

Dave- nice Mec! Rain is a distant memory here...

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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Memory of rain isn't that faint although now the colour of the precipitation has  changed to the same colour as the meconopsis! I prefere the meconopsis though ;)

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

Hoy
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Today, 2 December 2012: Two inches of snow and -2C. A very late flowering ling strive to flower still while the Saxifrage rests and spares it strength till a spring display!

   

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

Peden
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Cactus Park on Friday; Cotoneaster apiculatus seedling; 'Color Guard' Yucca and Satureja.

   

Cactus Park on Sunday (today); Geranium dalmaticum and Sage Brush. It looks like another Champlain Valley winter in progress. Next might be severe dry frost on bare ground -after 50+ balmy degrees expected on Tuesday, of course, but I hope not for the sake of the living things here.

 

Michael Peden
Lake Champlain Valley, zone 4b
Four and a half months frost free
Snow cover not guaranteed

cohan
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Nice Geranium, Michael! Now you and Trond are only about a month and a half behind us  ;D

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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