Ranunculus 2011

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Lori S.
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Ranunculus 2011

If I start this, will anyone else join in? I hope so!
I suppose one of the disadvantages of participating on forums from the relatively far north is that everyone else's specimens have already bloomed!) Oh well, one can but try... :)

It's a repeat but here's our native Ranunculus eschscholtzii , which I first photographed on May 22 and it's still in bloom!

Ranunculus gramineus - grassy foliage, as the name suggests:

Ranunculus pyrenaicus pyrenaeus:

Lori S.
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Well, I guess I am the only one in the viewing area who grows or sees any Ranunculus, so, if only for my own amusement until the rain stops,  I will continue along  :-\...  Ranunculus aconitifolius 'Flore Pleno':
 

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

Mark McD
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I don't have any Ranunculus in my garden, well, except for some weedy natives.  R. eschscholtzii is a real cutie, and I like the double Ranunculus aconitifolius too.  Here's the creamy yellow-white form of R. ficaria known as 'Salmon's White' taken in a friend's garden (Marsha Russell), where it makes a beautiful mat.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
antennaria at aol.com
 

Lori S.
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Ahh, thank you for joining in, Mark.  If only some new folks could be coaxed into participating!

Ranunculus ficaria is indeed beautiful... it's only marginally hardy here in my yard (in the areas where I've tried it at least) so it's great to see. 

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

RickR
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Sorry, no ranunculus to be seen in my garden.  I tried a R. ficaria type once, and it promptly died...

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

Booker
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Skulski wrote:

If I start this, will anyone else join in?  I hope so!  
I suppose one of the disadvantages of participating on forums from the relatively far north is that everyone else's specimens have already bloomed!)  Oh well, one can but try...  :)

You got it in one Lori ... only a few remnant flowers left on R. segeuri; R. aconitifolius; R. alpestris; R. crenatus; R. montanus; R. parnassifolius and none on any others.  Hopefully we will all participate on this delightful thread next spring?

Buttercups Rule!

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

Boland
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I just got a pyrenaicus this year...hope it survives to flower!  Where did you get the R. aconitifolius?  It is a heritage plant at our BG and fetches a high price locally.

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

Hoy
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Tomorrow I can show you all the weedy Ranunculi I grow - or that grow in my garden!

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

Lori S.
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Well, Cliff, you'l have to start the 2012 thread, as the ground will still be frozen here when yours are blooming!  Looking forward to it, though. 

Todd, while you are in Cowtown, you may be interested in stopping in at Rundle Wood Gardens (where I got the R. aconitifolius)... an exquisitely beautiful garden and lots of neat plants for sale; it's open 2-3 days a week.  I think you said you had not been there yet?  We could visit there on Sunday if all works out - I'll rent a trailer...  ;D

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

Anne Spiegel
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Lori, I'm now in "my other garden" in the Dolomites.  Hope to be seeing a number of ranunculi.  At home, Ranunculus ficaria in many forms does quite well.  In a dry garden this is never a pest,  The one alpine ranunculus that has succeeded for me is Ranunculus pyrenaicus.  The first year it flowered and then disappeared and I thought it was gone forever, but it came up in the spring and flowered again.  It's been doing this for years and getting more flowers each time.  So far no seedlings. I guess that's its reaction to drought.  The other white-flowered ranunculi I've tried have also disappeared when the garden dried out, but unfortunately, it was a permanent disappearance.

Lori S.
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Oops, I just realized that what I posted as R. pyrenaeus is actually R. pyrenaicus, isn't it?

We are looking forward to a glimpse into your "other garden", Anne.  :) :)

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

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