What do you see on your garden walks? 2013

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Mark McD
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Toole wrote:

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.

That's the problem Dave, waiting for a "color break" to occur in Galanthus. So far I haven't seen evidence of any "color breaks", aside from white drops with variations of green or yellowish markings, and in the case of so-called "yellow snowdrops", pea greenish yellow peduncles.  I love snowdrops, but I do believe there is a large degree of wishful thinking out there in the Galanthus community.

Roland, as I've already mentioned in your Facebook posting, I really like that green Anemone, its a color break ;D

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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I thought you would like to see the picture from this new one here too :)
I made a typo in the name and corrected it
It must be Muriel de Curel

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Normal Zone <8   -7°C _ -12°C      10 F to +20 F
RGB or RBGG means: Roland and Gemma de Boer

Hoy
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That Anemone blanda would blend well into my woodland!

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

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They will be available soon
I have already one :)

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Anne Spiegel
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Here is Eranthis hyemalis which started blooming and has been on and off covered with snow ever since.  Unlike Crocus tomasianus it's no worse fpor the wear.

Peden
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Beautiful pink glow inside Edrianthus pumilo is remedy

but the cure for March is:

:)

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

Merlin
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It seems the cold weather has slowed things down in my garden. Here are a few in bloom on March 27.
Douglasia nivalis

Townsendia spathulata (i think)

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

Peden
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I thought this was interesting; nothing quite like the various colors plants take on when they yet again experience the sun. This Vitaliana primuliflora has become an oddish brick red orange (with variations!).

I posted several pictures of this area last year; 'The Rock'. I think the gorgeous large foliaged Acantholimon at the upper left corner of the photo did not come through winter well. The best looks to be A. litwinovii (far right center) this year. Perhaps the small needles and pedigree got it through an exposed winter. Among the green things in the middle left of the photo is Gypsophila aretiodes that nearlly died of drought last June. I threatened to move it away from The Rock but did not. It survived. Water is important!  :) The darkest plant pictured is a Globularia pretty well burned up but the color is not that of charcoal. It is still alive. A smattering of Androsaces (bottom of photo) will cheer everyone up in a bit. Not the coldest, but a tough winter was had by all.

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

Anne Spiegel
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Certainly not the coldest winter, Michael, but it does seem to be dragging on.  I think the birds have migrated back to their winter quarters.

Hoy
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We have had and still have the coldest winter - and nothing better in sight but sun, no wind and freezing temps. In fact I am longing for a real spring shower! (But the soil has to thaw firstly!)

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

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