What do you see on your garden walks? 2013

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Mark McD
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Michael J Campbell wrote:

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

 

Thanks Michael, 25 F is just a smidge below freezing, we get much colder for longer periods of time, so a Pimelia of any sort is only suitable to a greenhouse, but the one you show is certainly worth the effort.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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Lori S.
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Spiegel wrote:

Lori, I saw Penstemon spatulatus on a NARGS trip to the Wallowas some years ago.  It grows easily here and the foliage is wonderful and very low, but it just hasn't bloomed heavily for me yet.

 

Well, after saying I didn't have Penstemon spatulatus, guess what I find this evening as I'm updating maps and pulling out plant markers?  Turns out I bought it at the CRAGS spring plant sale from Beaver Creek this year.  Good grief, if only my memory still worked! 

A few things in the garden...

Ranunculus gramineus; Veronica gentianoides; Doronicum orientale and Geum x borisii; Rosa primula; Antennaria umbrinella alongside the rock garden; Aquilegia canadensis or a hybridized version now, possibly; Alyssum wulfenianum; Valeriana montana; Ajuga reptans cv.; Trollius 'Orange Princess'; Clematis alpina 'Willy' (pink) and self-seeded blue; Achillea ageratifolia; Euphorbia sp..

 

Edit:  Looks like one can post more than 10 photos now... interesting.

Ranunculus gramineus
Veronica gentianoides
Doronicum orientale and Geum x borisii
Rosa primula
Antennaria umbrinella
Aquilegia canadensis or possible hybrids thereof
Alyssum wulfenianum
Valeriana montana
Ajuga reptans cv.
Trollius 'Orange Princess'
Clematis alpina 'Willy' and self-seeded blue Clematis alpina
Achillea ageratifolia
Euphorbia sp.

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

Michael J Campbell
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Ophrys apifera x 2

Paeonia lactiflora 'Bowl of Beauty'

 

Ophrys apifera
Ophrys apifera
Paeonia lactiflora 'Bowl of Beauty'

Michael J Campbell in Shannon, County Clare, Ireland

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Lewisias, alpines ,South African bulbs
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Lori S.
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That orchid is fabulous, Michael!  

Some rose pix from the greenhouse...

'Rio Samba'; gigantic flowers (up to 3" deep and 6" across) on 'Dolly Parton' - as flamboyant as its namesake; 'Sheila's Perfume'; 'Full Sail' has been incredible this season - its first flush has had over 100 flowers.  These are very fragrant (with the exception of 'Rio Samba').

 

 

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

Hoy
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A lot of nice plants, Lori and Michael!

Embothrium coccineum.

This one is from the garden of a friend of me. He collected seed himself in Patagonia. I got the seed and he got some plants from me. This is the best one in his garden. It has withstood the 3 bad years now without a single harmed leaf.

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

Hoy
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Lori, I hope neither you nor your garden have suffered any harm in the flooding!

3 plants from my garden today - I wont bother you with all the different rhododendrons still in flower!

Clintonia borealis andrewsiana - a bit late

Arisaema elephas(?) two specimens slightl different in the leaves

Meconopsis sp, a very prickly one too

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

Mark McD
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Trond, I like the Embothrium coccineum, although I doubt it would be hardy here.  On the Clintonia, I think you meant to label it C. andrewsiana, borealis is a light greenish yellow color.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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Hoy
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Mark, thank you! It certainly is Clintonia andrewsiana, of course. I don't even have borealis in my garden.

Neither do I think Embohtrium is hardy for you - we have lost most plants during the two last very cold winters. But you have more summer heat, maybe that will compensate a bit.

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

Lori S.
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Hoy wrote:

Lori, I hope neither you nor your garden have suffered any harm in the flooding! 

No, thank heavens, we are up high above the river floodplains!  Quite an amazing thing and I feel very sorry for all those affected (and extremely fortunate, needless to say.)  I'm waiting around to see if any communications come out from my employers downtown on what the plan is for Monday - can't imagine the building will be accessible,and i"m pretty sure it will be a "work from home" day, if any instructions do come out.  It's incredible to imagine the destruction to peoples' homes and office buildings and infrastructure (roads and bridges)... very sad and shocking.

Well, I was going to post some pics from the yard but I keep getting an error message so will try again later. 

Edit:  It looks like one photo did post... Castilleja miniata with Salvia pratensis.

 

 

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

Lori S.
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A few more...

Ixiolirion tataricum - my one and only! 

 

Zigadenus elegans; Helenium hoopesii;  Salvia jurisicii (x2) - funny upside-down flowers!

        

Native Geranium viscosissimum and Geranium richardsonii (rather slow to get established): 

   

Cypripedium parviflorum seedlings, rescued from the front yard last year; Delosperma congestum (or whatever the very hardy yellow one is);  Erysimum capitatum, from seed this year:

         

 

 

 

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

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