Alpines in May 2014

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Lori S.
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Alpines in May 2014

So if April showers bring May flowers, what do May snowstorms bring... other than gnashing of teeth?  That's the weather forecast for the weekend here, though it's been lovely since Tuesday.  

The Aquilegia jonesii seedlings (a potful) I bought last spring from Beaver Creek are coming up nicely... what teensy leaves!

This Pulsatilla vernalis seedling is blooming this year with something of a conjoined twin:

  

A much showier and different flower form on this Saxifraga oppositifolia (left) than the one I showed earlier (photo on the right).  I believe the showier one was the division I was given by a friend from work - it will be amazing if/when the plant becomes more substantial:

  

Smelowskia calycina started from seed in 2012 - seems to be blooming enthusiastically enough, given that it's a very small plant:

Lupinus wyethii emerging and showing an interesting growth habit - seems to have multiplied itself:

The bloom is progressing on Arabis androsacea:

Besseya alpina - this is about as big as these ever get for me (that is to say, tiny):

 

 

 

Hoy
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Uncommon that P. vernalis!

I've seen S. oppositifolia with very small and very large flowers in the wild. On Svalbard they were especially large.

The Besseya is nice!

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

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Erigeron chrysopsidis 'Grand Ridge'

David Nicholson
in Devon, UK  Zone 9b

Lori S.
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Lovely!  Nice sunny colour!

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

Hoy
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Nice plant! The name should have been something with 'Sun' in it!

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

Lori S.
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Another warm day again, at long last!

Still frost in the mornings though - ice crystals on Pulsatilla vernalisAdonis vernalis; Thlaspi kurdicum; buds on Cheiranthus roseus:

 

      

Unknown Draba;  Townsendia nuttallii;  the product of some seeds I was very kindly sent - Pulsatilla pratensis ssp. hungaricus nigricans (I think that's what it must be?  Packet was hard to read.) - I like!! 

       

Self-seeded Androsace carnea 'Alba';  Androsace of some sort  in bud - will have to pore over my records to figure it out - probably A. septentrionalis(?) or the like; Androsace lactea:

      

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

deesen
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Spring springing nicely Lori, I like the Pulsatilla. First pic missing though.

David Nicholson
in Devon, UK  Zone 9b

Lori S.
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Fixed, I hope.

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

Lori S.
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Buds on Astragalus loanus and Eritrichium howardii... along with one flower:

  

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

Hoy
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Looking forward to see them in full flower!

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

Lori S.
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Not in full flower yet, but here's an update on Astragalus loanus; Phlox kelseyi; Thlaspi bellidifolium seedling:

    

Petrocallis pyrenaica; Townsendia leptotes is coming back from seed - the original plant was essentially killed by ants burrowing under it, if I recall correctly; Draba tomentosa:

    

Pyrethrum leontopodium in bud:

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

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