Alpines in May 2014

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Hoy
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Nice plants! Fabaceae once was my favorite plant family, and they still are although I do not grow many.

I had that Thlaspi once - from seed - but it didn't survive its second winter (too much rain I presume).

 

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

Lori S.
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And it looks like Synthyris dissecta will bloom this year:  Edit:  Turned out to be Phacelia sericea!

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

tropicalgirl251...
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spring is finally here.some pictures from my alpine garden.

First one is Astragalus sp i grew this from seeds.Last the tag.

Second one is Townsendia leptotes. They do well for me.

 

Krish

Saskatoon,SK,Canada
Zone 3a
one of the sunniest cities in Canada.
Temperature range +30C to -38C.
average annual precipitation 347.2mm.

tropicalgirl251...
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missing pictures from my post

Krish

Saskatoon,SK,Canada
Zone 3a
one of the sunniest cities in Canada.
Temperature range +30C to -38C.
average annual precipitation 347.2mm.

tropicalgirl251...
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Joined: 2009-10-08

I still have trouble uploading

Moderator's note:  Hi, Krish!  Just place your cursor in the text box and then press "Insert" in order to insert the uploaded photo into the text.

Lori

Krish

Saskatoon,SK,Canada
Zone 3a
one of the sunniest cities in Canada.
Temperature range +30C to -38C.
average annual precipitation 347.2mm.

tropicalgirl251...
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Joined: 2009-10-08

one more time

Krish

Saskatoon,SK,Canada
Zone 3a
one of the sunniest cities in Canada.
Temperature range +30C to -38C.
average annual precipitation 347.2mm.

Lori S.
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Joined: 2009-10-27

Wow, Krish!!!  Your Townsendia leptotes is out of this world!!  Amazing!  The astragalus is really nice too... but that townsendia... !

 

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

RickR
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Joined: 2009-09-21

Agree!

Very expertly grown!

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

Lori S.
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Joined: 2009-10-27

An update from the rock garden... I was away overnight and everything just exploded!

Phlox kelseyi; Lomatium multicaule; Primula scotica - I remain rather surprised at how little water this plant can live happily on:

    

Androsace incana - there seems to be a mix of little plants with very short flower stems and longer stemmed ones?; Eritrichium howardii; Androsace lactea:

    

And the star of the show right now... Astragalus loanus - to be honest, I was wondering why the afficionados seem to get rather excited about this plant, but this year, I am impressed!  It's blooming heroically and the flowers are huge for such a tiny plant!

  

Aethionema saxatilis v. oreophila; Iris taurica; Gentiana verna:

      

Phlox multiflora; Erysimum capitatum v. capitatum

  

Pulsatilla patens flavescens... I'm very keen to see the flower open!  Looks like quite a strong yellow colour!  I'm puzzled though, since the native Pulsatilla patens here bloom before sending out leaves... ?  (Again, need to pull out the new Grey-Wilson Pulsatilla book!)  EDIT:   Doh!  Correction, it's Pulsatilla albana ssp. lutea... just like it says on my map!

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

Toole
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Lori and others ,lovely to see all the colour in your gardens .The only thing in bloom down here at the moment are Galanthus and a pot of Narcissus viridiflorus.Hopefully I'll get some pics tomorrow to post.

Cheers Dave.

 

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

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