What do you see on your garden walks? 2012

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Lori S.
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Beautiful sights in everyone's gardens!  

Some sunshine today has brought out the flowers...
Corydalis solida 'George Baker', 3 plants bought last year:
   

Jeffersonia dubia:

Pulsatilla vulgaris (x2), and P. vulgaris 'Papageno' (x2):
     

Narcissus 'Tete-a-tete':

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

cohan
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Lots of colour, Lori- your Jeffersonia is looking great!

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

RickR
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Lori, the Jeffersonia dubia flower color and petal shape are superb!
(As is everything. :D)
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After our April Chapter meeting yesterday, I went with another member to visit Dick and Shirley's garden (also members).  I've posted pics from their garden before, and it's very memorable.  A few photos I took on this cold, drizzly day:

Anemone nemerosa 'Vestal' and Antennaria 'Silver Edge'

       

Virginia Bluebells (Mertensia virginica) happily thrive seemingly anywhere in the garden.

       

An unexpected treat, Buciniczia cabulica actually overwintered during this extremely mild and practically snowless winter.  I never knew (but why would I?) that it was such an early bloomer: it already has a flower stalk!

             

I am a little partial to Tulipa sylvestris: bent over a little more than normal because of the rain, I think, it reminds me of my avatar. ;D

       

Part of their sand bed, and a lovely, fragrant Daphne caucasica var. rosea

       

Thlaspi praecox is ornamental in both flower and in seed:

             

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

cohan
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Lovely garden visit, Rick! This Thlaspi actually looks something like the only one we have here (the weed)  ;D --I know this one is smaller and cuter with bigger flowers, though the one I saw blooming a week or more back was actually very tiny..lol

That reminds me that the greenest patch so far on my sparsely planted new rock planting from last fall is Taraxacum- even though its pseudo-roseum..lol

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

Hoy
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I join the chorus!
Lori, your Jeffersonia is awesome!
As is the garden you visited Rick. I am particularly jealous on those Virgina bluebells. I have had several attempts to establish that species but the slugs always make a feast on them.

The lesser celandine (Ranunculus ficaria) is one of the commoner "weeds" in the garden. The gastropods don't like it! I have a pale yellow and a doubleflowered too.
Cardamine heptaphylla and Waldsteinia ternata are also let alone by the slugs.

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

externmed
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Enjoying everyones garden shots.
A few more: Fritillaria pallida, Asperula (gussonii or pontica), Dracocephalum imberbe, Lamium garganicum, Houstonia caerulea, and Delosperma (? sp. Reznicek).
The Dracocephalum and the Lamium move about in the sand bed, never staying in place for more than a couple of years.  Houstonia grows here in barren clay soil or barren sandy clay soil, but this large bun was a commercial plant -- generally in the wild the plants without flowers are about an inch across and not much more than 1/4 inch high
Charles, Massachusetts USA z 6a, 40+ inches rain

NE Massachusetts (New England) USA  zone 6 (5B to 6B)

gardens visited, photographs:  www.flickr.com/photos/wildmeadow

cohan
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Charles, some really choice selections!
Trond- I like your weeds! I wonder if R ficaria is hardy and/or weedy here? the mix of yellow and white is nice...

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

Tim Ingram
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I'm with Trond on those mertensias - what a sight! I only have one plant in my garden which has never increased. Something about those blues.

Dr. Timothy John Ingram
Faversham, Kent, UK
I garden in a relatively hot and dry region (for the UK!), with an annual rainfall of around 25", winter lows of -10°C and summer highs of 30°C.
 

Anne Spiegel
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The genistas are coming into bloom now, one of my favorite times in the early garden.  They have an affinity for stone.  This one is blooming in the lower crevice garden and has formed a waterfall.  The second picture is a general view of the lower crevice garden.

Anne Spiegel
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Don't know what happened to the pictures, I'll try again.

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