What do you see on your garden walks? 2013

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Toole
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cohan wrote:

I like this colour of Platycodon!

So do i Cohan although these days i seem to be drawn to any unusual or new colour break ,of just about any horticultural worthy plant ---now if i could only get my hands on some yellow Galanthus   :-*;) ;D

The pink is a bit darker than what my pic shows.

Cheers Dave.

Invercargill
Bottom of the South Island New Zealand
Zone 8 maritime climate
1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a.
Nil snow cover

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Yes, I tend to perversely like any atypical colour for a genus or species- if they are usually yellow, I like the pink species, if they are pink I like the yellow species...lol Less true for me with hybrids, but I'm okay with sports....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/

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Nice colour of that Platycodon! I have only grown the common blue one, have to look for this now!

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

Mark McD
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Toole wrote:

...these days i seem to be drawn to any unusual or new colour break ,of just about any horticultural worthy plant ---now if i could only get my hands on some yellow Galanthus   :-*;) ;D

Cheers Dave.

Dave, what you might be looking for is one of the "non-white snowdrops" ;D (this is a real term used by some Galanthophiles).
See this topic:
http://nargs.org/smf/index.php?topic=1287.new#new

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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Tim Ingram
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The latest passion is for 'green' snowdrops, and they are very fascinating for the cognescenti but another example of the 'non-white' snowdrop that might bewilder some gardeners.

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.
 

Hoy
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Not much to see, still very cold but some of the spring plants do show a little more!
Corydalis bracteata (I think), Eranthis hyemalis and Crocus tommasinianus :-\

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

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The garden is coming alive, though the weathermen are forecasting a "final winter blow" for later today.  I snapped a couple of pictures before everything gets trounced.
-- A double hellebore from Ernie and Marietta O'Bryne (2004), whose seedlings are all double
-- Olsynium douglasii grown from Ron Ratko seed (sown 2007)
-- Crocus vernus albiflorus from Jerry John Flintoff, peeking through Trillium kurabayashii leaves

Claire Cockcroft
Bellevue, Washington Zone 7-8

RickR
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A really exquisite form of hellebore, Claire.

The happy looking Olsynium clearly shows its relation in the Iris family, with its stigma and 3 anthers.
No luck when I tried it from seed last year. :(

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

Toole
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McDonough wrote:

Toole wrote:

...these days i seem to be drawn to any unusual or new colour break ,of just about any horticultural worthy plant ---now if i could only get my hands on some yellow Galanthus   :-*;) ;D

Cheers Dave.

Dave, what you might be looking for is one of the "non-white snowdrops" ;D (this is a real term used by some Galanthophiles).
See this topic:
http://nargs.org/smf/index.php?topic=1287.new#new

Very interesting Mark.
I think I'd need to see the 'apricot' snowdrop in person before i could pass a judgement.

I admit to having a few common 'drops' however I've decided my pockets are too shallow and my horticultural interests too wide to worry about aquiring every little variation that pops up ....(other than a good yellow).That being said i can perfectly understand the frenzy that occurs when a so call colour break occurs because i'm exactly like that with Trilliums--( i know I'm not well  :D ).

Cheers Dave.

Invercargill
Bottom of the South Island New Zealand
Zone 8 maritime climate
1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a.
Nil snow cover

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Here Anemone blanda Muriel de Curel start flowering in the poly-tunnel
A found on a castle at Paris called Saint Jean de Beauregard

Roland

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Normal Zone <8   -7°C _ -12°C      10 F to +20 F
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