Alpines in July, 2014

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Lori S.
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Alpines in July, 2014

A few repeats and some new ones...

Saxifraga x longifolia; Saponaria lutea; Arenaria grandiflora:

    

Androsace limprichtii; Hypericum aviculariifolium ssp. uniflorum; Salvia tchihatcheffii (x2):

      

Saxifraga 'Whitehill', being overtaken by Nepeta podostachys... somebody's gonna have to move; Delphinium beesianum; Anthemis cretica ssp. leucanthemoides:

    

Asyneuma limonifolium; view of part of the tufa garden:

  

Toole
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They are all lovely Lori.

First of the Hellebores , a Crocus or two as well as number of Galanthus are in bloom down this end of the planet..Just need a day without moisture falling from the sky to be able to photograph them ......frown

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

Lori S.
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Thanks, Dave!  Looks like it's just you and me here these days.  The thought of winter... even one of your winters ;-) ... gives me the heebie-jeebies!  I'm delighted to revel in summertime, even with the hail a few minutes ago (well, it was just pea-size and falling gently for hail...  horribly reminiscent, now that I think about it, of  snowflakes).

A few more... Saponaria x suendermannii; Astragalus angustifolius; Carduncellus pinnatus; Goniolimon speciosa; Gentiana siphonantha:

      

  

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

Cockcroft
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Hi, Lori,

I'm here, just too busy to post pictures -- but am enjoying yours and Dave's immensely.  Thanks for posting!

Claire Cockcroft
Bellevue, Washington Zone 7-8

Hoy
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I am glad at least one person try to keep this forum alive! ..  and with a lot of wish-I-had-plants as well!

I have been a bit busy and lazy (yes both) these weeks so I haven't contributed much.

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

Lori S.
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Silene saxifraga; Saponaria bellidifolia; first (and only) flower on seed-grown Eriogonum umbellatum ssp. alpinum; Bolanthus thymoides - a nice cushion, very tiny flowers:

      

Oxytropis besseyi v. ventosa; (x2); Campanula fenestrellata; Achillea umbellata:

      

Edraianthus wettsteinii, seemingly?; Dracocephalum multicaule; Achillea holosericea; Stachys nivea: 

      

Delpinium beesianum (again); Monardella odoratissima v. odoratissima; some extremely old (perennial, that is) Campanula barbata; overhead view of Saxifraga cotyledon 'Pyramidalis':

      

Lactuca intricata (x2): 

    

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

Gryboski
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Nice pix.  I like seeing things I don't know/grow.  Gets my curiosity up; encourages me to look for seed to try.  Thanks for posting them.

IMYoung
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Trond's right about the "like to have" plants, Lori - and your garden with tufa and crevice beds is enviable as well. Thanks for sharing. 

Ian  and/or Margaret Young ( -here it is usually Margaret)

Aberdeen , North East Scotland, UK
Zone 8a

www.srgc.net

RickR
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Grown from seed labeled Allium zebdanense, it looks and acts a lot like it but apparently is not.  Unlike A. zebdanense, this batch of seedlings likes to send up new growth in the fall, after summer dormancy.  Still, they have earned a place in my garden, since they thrive in the driest shady places.  

  July 17 and July 26

                    

Another onion from NARGS seed: Allium carinatum ssp. pulchellum, I hope..... first bloom.  I'll post better picks when the flowers fully open.

                    

Echinocereus viridiflorus and E. triglochidiatus - 3 year seedlings.

                    

Opuntia fragilis.  This one grown from a pad taken last season from a particularly floriferous specimen near Granite Falls, Minnesota.  O. fragilis rarely blooms in the first place, so this may be a great find.  It grew one new pad this spring and a bird pecked a hole in the top.  I expect that is what prompted it to bush out.  A fortuitous happenstance in retrospect.  It's such a cutie: the pot is only 3.25 inches.

Phemeranthus calycinus is a welcome volunteer.  I gets all over in my pot menagerie.

                     

Maybe someone can help me with this one's identification.  It's a small Phemeranthus, and not nearly as showy, but fits better in alpine troughs.  This one is in a 12 inch wide bonsai pot.

                     

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

IMYoung
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You had me a bit confused with "Phemeranthus" - I'm used to Talinum calycinum  It's a dainty thing but still noticeable. I think it's great fun to have such "volunteers" around your pots.

 

And the little Opuntia is certainly cute - that pot might have been 15 inches across for all we knew. Growing well for you!

Ian  and/or Margaret Young ( -here it is usually Margaret)

Aberdeen , North East Scotland, UK
Zone 8a

www.srgc.net

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