Alpines - June, 2012

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Lori S.
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You have the most amazing plants, Tim!  I'd love to see your gardens... I can just imagine poring over it, inch by inch, to see all the wonders!
I planted out my Lactuca intricata some time ago, and it is tightening up, though it's still hard to imagine it becoming a spiny shrub.

Campanula orphanidea, now blooming... it looks somewhat different than the photos, so I'll have to check out the ID.

Dracocephalum heterophyllum and Sedum pilosum... as I always notice, there's nothing like these close-ups to show where some weeding is needed.  ;D  (Well, I tell myself at least it's a million seedlings of Asyneuma limonifolium I'm weeding out, not weeds per se... as if that makes a difference.  :rolleyes:)
 

Penstemon virens... lots of seedlings from it, too.  In a very short time, I've realized there's nothing like gravel to catch and hold seeds!

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

Hoy
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Tim and Lori, your plants seem to behave! Here's one I have brought up from seed - first flower I've seen although it is many years old and the name long forgotten. Should be a plant for the rockery but are getting too big. Is it the climate?

The leaves are silvery and finely divided. The flower is yellow (I had always thought it would be white) and daisy-like.

 

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

Lori S.
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You certainly have a lot of interesting and unfamiliar plants, Trond!  That one looks very nice, even if you think it is a bit large.

Silene pusilla:

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

Hoy
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Lori wrote:

You certainly have a lot of interesting and unfamiliar plants, Trond!  That one looks very nice, even if you think it is a bit large.

Thanks Lori! However, if we both made inventory lists of our rockery subjects my believe is yours would be the longer ;)

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

Hoy
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Lori wrote:

... lots of seedlings from it, too.  In a very short time, I've realized there's nothing like gravel to catch and hold seeds!

Agree! I remember once that I went collecting interesting seedlings in the gravel at the pathways in the churchyard before they were removed ;D

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

Lori S.
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Messing around today with a new camera...

Telesonix jamesii v. heucheriformis:

The flowers on Gentiana siphonantha are a really exquisite, rich blue... now, if only I'd get to see them when they're open!  (They do open... I caught a lucky glimpse one sunny day.)  Well, maybe tomorrow, if it doesn't rain most of the day as it did today.

Aethionema glaucescens, a different plant with a little different form than the other one that was recently posted:

Saxifraga paniculata v. minutifolia 'Red-backed Spider' survived the move last September out of the disintegrating "chocolate brownie" trough into a new tufa bed, and will bloom soon...

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

Boland
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Wonderful display Lori!  You seem to have a lot more blooming at the moment than I....I have G. siphonantha this year...maybe it will bloom in a couple of years.

Flowering now are Androsace muscoidea (got this from Stephanie Ferguson last summer), Campanula pilosa, lewisia columbiana rupicola and Lychnis yunnanense

Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Zone 5b
1800 mm precipitation per year

Boland
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A few more...penstemon hallii, Saxifraga Fosters Red, Saxifraga cebennensis and Viola kunarwarensis

Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Zone 5b
1800 mm precipitation per year

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last year I grew a bunch of meconopsis...I'm delighted that all three bloomed this year.  M. grandis, M. baileyi 'Alba' and M. 'Hensol Violet'

Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Zone 5b
1800 mm precipitation per year

Lori S.
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Gorgeous plants, Todd!  Androsace muscoidea is delightful, and I hope my Campanula pilosa looks like yours one day!  I haven't even heard of most of those... love the red-flowered Sax too!  (I won't even comment on the meconopsis, especially the dark one... bah, humbug.   ;D ;D)

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

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