What do you see on your garden walks? 2013

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Anne Spiegel
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Spectacular edraianthus, Michael.

Toole
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First Galanthus sps of the season down here.

Cheers Dave.

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

IMYoung
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Toole wrote:

First Galanthus sps of the season down here.

Cheers Dave.

Yup, after the Jandals were famously jettisoned by Steve the other day, I was expecting the snaadreeps to begin! :D

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

Aberdeen , North East Scotland, UK
Zone 8a

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Lori S.
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What an incredible Edraianthus, Michael!   :o

Lots of promise with buds or growth on last year's seedlings...
Lactuca intricata; Dianthus scardicus; Silene bolanthoides; Mathiola anchonifolium; Silene nigrescens:

     

 

Edraianthus vesovicii; Edraianthus niveus:
 

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

Lori S.
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And various sights from here and there in the garden...
First flower on Lomatium nudicaule; Pulsatilla pratensis x 2; Aubrieta canescens; Phacelia sericea - let's see if this lasts more than the usual one season!; Townsendia parryi - or so it was supposed to be - they never look like this in the wild here; update on Astragalus loanus:
     

     

Rosy-bloom crabapple; 'Evans' sour cherry:
 

Rheum palmatum v. tanguticum:

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

Lori S.
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Nymphaea 'Colorado':

Roses - 'Sheila's Perfume', 'Full Sail', 'Dolly Parton':
   

A couple of last year's seedlings of Lupinus lepidus v. utahensis starting to bloom:
 

Fritillaria acmopetala; Thymus neiceffii with Sempervivum 'Oddity' and Jovibarba:
 

A native plant, Lithospermum ruderale:
 

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

Lori S.
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I was hoping to get all my pots of seedlings planted out into the garden this weekend, but after a lovely Saturday, there's been a constant, soaking rain since Saturday evening.  Still have almost 2 trays to go, but at least I've put the big plant stand back in the garage, so it feels like progress.
A few more...

Of the two plants of Lithospermum ruderale, this one has larger flowers (I showed the smaller-flowered one earlier):

Front yard in the rain, with 'Royalty' crabapple and the bur oak in bloom; 'Royalty' flowers; 'Amsterdam' rose was set outside at the corner of the house last weekend:
   

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

Toole
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IMYoung wrote:

Yup, after the Jandals were famously jettisoned by Steve the other day, I was expecting the snaadreeps to begin! :D

Steve will probably have them back on again now --Saturday, 1st day of winter, temps reached 15c on the coast here --warm enough for me to tip out some of my clumps of potted Trilliums and carefully divide them.

Cheers Dave.

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

Tim Ingram
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Wow, what a horticultural feast Lori! I have a few of those growing well, including Lactuca intricata which must be on the verge of flowering. I like the Lithospermum particularly - a very interesting genus with so many good rock plants. There were some intriguing matthiolas in the Czech gardens, including this one in Vojtech Holubec's, with soft brown flowers (I'm not sure if this is M. alchemilloides?).

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.
 

tropicalgirl251...
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Joined: 2009-10-08

Hi
here are some pictures of the flowers and garden taken today. Nice weather and I diligently added all the names of the plants on the body of the text  ;D

Phlox subulata sp
View of part of my rockgarden
Aquilegia scopulorum-from NARGS seed

Krish

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

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