Re: Image of the day - 2013

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Brian_W
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That's a young rocky mountain juniper.  The foliage turns reddish bronze in the winter.

Brian

Merlin
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One of the first Columbines to bloom in my garden, Aquiligea jonesii.

Jim Hatchett, Eagle Idaho USA  Zone 5? 11" average annual precipitation

cohan
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Thanks, Brian.
Jim- wow- the young foliage is wonderful!

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

RickR
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cohan wrote:

Jim- wow- the young foliage is wonderful!

Who says there is no such thing as "blue roses"?  ;)

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

Booker
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May I ask how old your magnificent plant is, Jim?

Cliff Booker A.K.A. Ranunculus
On the moors in Lancashire, U.K.
Usually wet, often windy, sometimes cold ... and that's just me!

Brian_W
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Great photo of A. jonesii.  It is one of my favorite native plants. 

I visited the Big Belt mountains here in Western Montana Saturday morning to see if Kelseya uniflora was in bloom.  There are buds, but the recent cold spell will stall things for another month.  Attached are some images:

In the morning.  Kelesya habitat in the upper right:

http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w362/townsendia/Nikon%20d7000/009--r...

A distant view, bathed in morning light.  I could hike all day here and still not see it all:

http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w362/townsendia/Nikon%20d7000/098--r...

Limestone cliff habitat.  It boggles my mind:

http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w362/townsendia/Nikon%20d7000/113--r...

Brian_W
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An ancient limber pine clings to a chalky, windswept knoll:


http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w362/townsendia/Nikon%20d7000/055--r...

RickR
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Fascinating !!!!!!!!!!!!

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

Merlin
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Booker wrote:

May I ask how old your magnificent plant is, Jim?

This colony is around 6 or 7 from seed. In this location they grow in almost pure gravel, no organics at all(that i know of). I do not use any fertilizer and only rarely do supplemental watering. so, pretty harsh.

Jim Hatchett, Eagle Idaho USA  Zone 5? 11" average annual precipitation

Merlin
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Nice pictures of the Big Belt mountains, i love that place. i am surprised there is not more snow there still. I took a few pictures of plants that are just now in flower in my garden.

Lomatium columbianum (from seed)

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Jim Hatchett, Eagle Idaho USA  Zone 5? 11" average annual precipitation

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