What do you see on your garden walks? 2013

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cohan
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IMYoung wrote:

Gene wrote:

Linnaea borealis blooming under the firs, with Cornus canadensis in front and Disporum hookeri in back:

The Cornus and Disporum were grown from seed.  Linnaea is one of the few plants that I start from cuttings, since I can never find the ripe seed.

Drat! And I was just about to send you a begging  letter for seed!  :'(

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If you haven't got some seed/cuttings sorted out yet, Maggi, I can offer some - no flowers yet, so seed would be late summer, cuttings anytime, we have tons of it all over the property, including areas I try to avoid while mowing when they are in flower, but don't always succeed..

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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Cypripedium californicum.

Sorry posted this earlier in a old thread.

Cypripedium californicum.

Michael J Campbell in Shannon, County Clare, Ireland

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Lewisias, alpines ,South African bulbs
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Very nice Michael J Campbell  :)

I've my first flowering of this Cyp this year

If you've other cyp flowering picture . i hope you share with us...because i'm cypripedium addict  ;D ;)

Anne Spiegel
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Love the cypripediums.  I don't even think of growing them here.
A few pictures of things in bloom now.  The area called "the jumble" is right next to the driveway.  My snowplower is devoted to his task, so devoted that he removes many plants every year, no matter where I place the markers.  I've learned to put the treasures higher up where he can't reach them.  In this area you will see arenarias, Iris tectorum, self-sown dianthus, two forms of Anthyllis vulneraria that have produced many inbetween forms and colors, Ononis, coronilla, symphyandras,
phlox douglasia - all have blended together.

(Moderator: added names of 3 plants so they can found in a search)
Lomatium grayi
Moltkia petraea
Centaurea biokevensis

Mark McD
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Michael, I had moved/merged you post in the 2011 version of this topic to this 2013 version, but see that you added the posts here once you spotted the issue.  A lovely Cyp, I do love these and must try more of them.

Anne, love the foliage mound on Lomatium grayi; really eye-catching.  And of course, I'm envious of such a nice clump of Moltkia petraea, not sure why but I invariably lose any Moltkia I have ever tried.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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Gene Mirro
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cohan wrote:

If you haven't got some seed/cuttings sorted out yet, Maggi, I can offer some - no flowers yet, so seed would be late summer, cuttings anytime, we have tons of it all over the property, including areas I try to avoid while mowing when they are in flower, but don't always succeed..

How do you identify and collect the seed?  I've watched the capsules as they ripen, and I can't figure it out.  Maybe they weren't getting pollinated and weren't setting seed.

SW Washington state, 600 ft. altitude

cohan
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I haven't done it yet, Gene- so I hope I can arrange it...lol if need be I will ask Kristl for advice, as I know she collects it- I think I remember mention of tiny burrs.. I know a casual glance didn't show obvious seed, but I've never really tried as they pretty much occupy all suitable habitat here!
I'll take some pics when the time comes..

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

Michael J Campbell
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Pimelea ferruginea

Pimelea ferruginea

Michael J Campbell in Shannon, County Clare, Ireland

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Lewisias, alpines ,South African bulbs
http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/michaelJcampbell63

Mark McD
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Michael, that's a knock-out beauty.  When I saw this posted on facebook, I said "WOW!".  I doubt this would be hardy in northern North American gardens, looks like a great subject for growing in a greenhouse, how much cold does it take in Ireland?

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
antennaria at aol.com
 

Michael J Campbell
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Frost hardy to -4c but I grow it in the greenhouse because of the wet climate here.

Michael J Campbell in Shannon, County Clare, Ireland

http://www.facebook.com/michael.j.campbell.395

Lewisias, alpines ,South African bulbs
http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/michaelJcampbell63

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