Beautiful plants in the Dolomites

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Anne Spiegel
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Sorry, last three pictures are Pulsatilla vernalis.  More pictures later today.

Lori S.
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Beautiful!  Sounds idyllic... beautiful scenery, exquisite flowers, and a little exercise between scrumptious meals!  :)

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

Anne Spiegel
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The food is so wonderful at our hotel that you have to walk every day, not that that's a hardship with plants like these.
More plants on our favorite (among others) trail.

Anne Spiegel
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And some more.......

Anne Spiegel
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And some orchids on the trail back to the car.  A nice way to end the day.

Booker
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You are magically transporting me back to Della Creste, Anne ... and it's 3am here in Lancashire, wide awake with heartburn and an attack of 'homesickness' for the Dolomites.  Super images - my compliments to Joe.

Cliff Booker A.K.A. Ranunculus
On the moors in Lancashire, U.K.
Usually wet, often windy, sometimes cold ... and that's just me!

Anne Spiegel
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Another day in the high meadows.  The Italians do a wonderful job with the trails and they are very conscious of erosion and other problems. Cattle are grazed in high meadows so there is a ready supply of manure.  In this spot a large bare spot had obviously developed and a thick covering of manure and straw was used.  It's an area where we frequently find small clumps of Ranunculus seguieri in small bare spots.  This year we found sensational plants of R. seguieri and Oxytropis jacquinii growing where the area had been manured.  I called it "plants on steroids".  I've never seen such sensational bloom, but the plants themselves weren't larger - just better bloom.  So nature can be improved??? 

Anne Spiegel
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Booker wrote:

You are magically transporting me back to Della Creste, Anne ... and it's 3am here in Lancashire, wide awake with heartburn and an attack of 'homesickness' for the Dolomites.  Super images - my compliments to Joe.

/ Cliff, I know what you mean.  I feel the same way when I look at the pictures and wish I could be back in more than memory - especially since the heat and humidity continue here.

RickR
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Sensational is right, Anne!  Especially like the variation of Rhodiola with the red accents.  I didn't know R. glacialis was more than just white.  Thanks again.

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

Hoy
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RickR wrote:

Sensational is right, Anne!  Especially like the variation of Rhodiola with the red accents.  I didn't know R. glacialis was more than just white.  Thanks again.

Take a look here, Rick!
http://nargs.org/smf/index.php?topic=360.0

Although some of the flowers are familiar many are not. And the settings are very unfamiliar!

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

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