Alpines - April 2012

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Lori S.
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Alpines - April 2012

Packera werneriifolia is evergreen, or so it appears after one winter, anyway:

http://www.swcoloradowildflowers.com/Yellow%20Enlarged%20Photo%20Pages/p...

Draba sp. ex Turkey:

Bud developing on Besseya alpina:

Hoy
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Lori, a handsome little thing that Draba!

A kind of rock plant from my garden today.

Arabis blepharophylla (I hope!):

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

RickR
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Draba rigida var. bryoides

             

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

RickR
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Erigeron compositus seeded into some sempervivum.  Echinocereus coccineus in the background, Sedum dasycarpum to the left.

             

I would never purposely have the regular Sedum acre in my garden, but the variegated form is less vigorous and quite pretty.  This piece found a home in a pot last season that had a blooming Campanula(Symphyandra) wanneri in it.
(It's a bad pic, I know, but you get the idea...)

             

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

Lori S.
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Things are mostly still back in the "just emerging" stage in my cold yard... It's fun to crawl around the rock gardens and see what's coming up though!
Telesonix jamesii v. heucheriformis; Eremostachys speciosa; Paraquilegia grandiflora; Cheiranthus roseus:
     

Draba sp.; Eritrichium pauciflorum ssp. sajanense (x2) were crammed into little crevices in the tufa as seedlings and seem to have adapted:
 

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

cohan
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Lori, your cold yard is still weeks ahead of me  ;D

I showed this Waldheimia tomentosa (Holubec seed, and the pic he shows on his sight is just as not tomentose as this) somewhere else on the forum, but this is a slightly clearer shot, excessively close (its only about an inch tall right now, just emerging) to show the cute little succulent leaves- almost like fat little hands! I will be tickled pink if this flowers this year! I'd also love to get seed so I could have more than the nervous making 1 baby....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/

Tim Ingram
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Looks like great promise there Cohan. The foliage is fascinating - hope you get good flowering later on.

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.
 

RickR
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Lori, how do you keep those zillions of plants straight?
Kudos to your mind like a steel trap, and/or photographic memory.

Or, are you removing the tags for the photo shoots? ;D

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

cohan
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Tim wrote:

Looks like great promise there Cohan. The foliage is fascinating - hope you get good flowering later on.

Thanks, Tim! In Holubec's image, it looks like not a tight plant, but still small, I think; I've planted this single in a bed that has mostly semps, so I think the contrast in form will be good, assuming it survives longer term...

As for non-labelled plants, I think Lori uses maps? I have wondered a bit about the logistics of that- do you do a new sketch or labelled photo at the time of planting?

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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RickR wrote:

Lori, how do you keep those zillions of plants straight?
Kudos to your mind like a steel trap, and/or photographic memory.

Gee, I wish!! 
Yes, as Cohan hinted, my rock garden explorations are accompanied by much peering at and mumbling over plant maps, which I update as I plant new things... or realize that something has died out.  I have been doing these on photos lately, as the shape of individual rocks always helps to locate particular plants.

Cute little plant, there, Cohan!  I think I struck out with Waldheimia seeds this year.

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

Lori S.
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Thlaspi kurdicum:

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

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