The garden of Botanica..My little "Botanic Garden"

Submitted by Botanica on

Hi cheers Member,

I would share with you plants of my garden.
I say it's my little "Botanic Garden" because i have around 400 species (or hybrids) in my garden.

Astrantia major

An other one , the pink form

Astrantia minor (new grow)

Roscoea species

Thalictrum aquilegifolium

Germination of Trichophorum alpinum

Digitalis lutea

I start a litlle rockgarden

Example of slide for my "project of germination" with childrens :

Next picture for next days !

[Edits for minor correction to species names. :)]


Submitted by Botanica on Mon, 10/22/2012 - 11:28

The litlle rock in my's starting rock !

New gentiana in the Garden... i've forgoten the species at the moment

Some saxifraga in pots at the moment for rooting!

It's donation from Belgium forumist ..Very cool man ! ;)

My favorite in situ in Alpes area,

I know a area where thousand of Cypripedium Calceolus grow naturally ...Very beautiful site !
I came back every year to see flowering at the period of June to Juillet maxiumum.

Submitted by Botanica on Wed, 10/24/2012 - 12:52

Thank's Hoy

My Astrantia minor grow's cool. I hope good flowering next year !

Other Alpines plants ...Saxifraga and Anemone

It's a sedum (but i have not the exactly name...and you ?)

Young Soldanella alpina

This plants (if grow well) ..they join my rock garden next season.

An other test for rock garden

Submitted by Jeddeloh on Wed, 12/05/2012 - 23:27

Ooo, what forumist? Can you tell I covet cypripediums?  I haven't heard of anyone having success with any of the cyps except japonicum around here. Too warm in winter I guess, doesn't mean I won't give it a whirl.  Does anyone know where you can get baby cyps in flasks for semi reasonable money?  I just sowed seed of dactyloriza in test tubes a couple of weeks ago.  Wish me luck. I'll need it.

Jan in soggy Portland Oregon.

Submitted by Hoy on Fri, 12/07/2012 - 02:52

Jan, I once bought a flask with tens of baby orchids. However I did a big mistake when I transplanted the small plant to the growing medium (sphagnum moss). The mistake was that I didn't rinse the small plants thoroughly enough. The remnants of the growing medium from the flask was attractive for mould that ultimately damaged the roots of the plants. When I found out what was happening it was too late - they all died.

Submitted by Botanica on Sun, 01/20/2013 - 03:25

Hello Janet Novak,

I have collected seed in Alpes Mountains (This Summer) and i have sow seeds immediately in mix of sand ,heathland and garden soil.
Trichophorum alpinum germinated good but i dont know if the plants resisted well after the winter.
I have different type of condition in my garden, and i try multiple zone to grow the plants.

If you want , i could send you some seed, i think i have some !

What is the type of plants and garden you have ?

If you're interested to exchange some seed , tell me your list in PM, i have some seed for you.

See you later and have a good day !


Submitted by Botanica on Wed, 05/01/2013 - 12:05

Hello NARGS Members (and others of course!)  ;D

The 2013 season start for me with many new plant and good growing of my favorites cypripedium !

Before starting i would to say many thanks to all members who have send me seed for my germination project and my litlle Botanica(l) Garden  :D ;D

I have work hard to have good seeding with seed donation and exchanges

Look that  ! They're is less than half of total batch of seed !! Many many hours with writing sticker for identification !

Now some results of the work ..

Many other coming soon naturally..... :rolleyes:

New plant coming in the garden this year


Ulvularia grandiflora

Sanginaria canadensis "flore pleno"

For the final cypripedium growing well.

Submitted by Botanica on Fri, 05/10/2013 - 11:29

Hello Amercian's (and others! ;) )

I don't known if the Spring weather is good for you but in France we have many raining day's !

Difficult to have a real big sunshine day in the start of May and temperatures are not over 20°c (most of day around 14-15°c)

But some flowering in the garden..because Spring ..of course  :rolleyes:

Allium ursinum

Phlox subtulata

You known that ? The Pink Lady  ;D

Paris Quadrifolia


Arisaema triphyllum (a mistake in the sticker !  ;) )

The cypripedium's

I share with you ..this link ..beautiful picture of Alpines plants...numbers plants i would to have in the Garden !!

Have a good day !

Submitted by Botanica on Fri, 05/17/2013 - 12:17

Hello Hoy

Yes most cypripedium are in pot against some animals in the soil .The have eat one of them in 2011 Season  :o
I have some post of new plant (like Arisaema or Trillium and some others) for growing and before i plant that in soil in my garden.
This week most cypripedium could flowering and i send in this post the picture of flowering.
And i have most of seeding germinated from some exchange with forumers  ;D

I hope i have many species seed to propose for exchange to start a good 2014 season with other species in the garden.
I participate in June to a plant exchange in North of France with SAJA Association...i hope the weather was good!

Submitted by Botanica on Mon, 05/20/2013 - 10:59


This week cypripedium flowering in mass !

What do you think about that ? Nice ...No ?

The germination project continue and germinate :)
If you have some seeds to colleted this year for me's very nice and cool ..remember me  ;D ;)

My cardicrinum giganteum grow well

And life in the garden reborn

Submitted by Botanica on Tue, 05/21/2013 - 12:26

Thanks Lori S. and RickR,

This year the garden became very nice but i hope i have many new species thus year with batch's of Germination that people exchange and give to me .

The weather in my area is very rainy this year , the sun shine some day since the start of 2013 and not for long time.

But, i've seen the Tornado in USA  :o :o.. I realise raining is so cool after that.

Nobody here was damage ??? ...i hope !!

however (raining days), some plants grow and flowering well..look ! ;)

Geranium phaeum

Polemonium caeruleum

Centaurea montana


Ventricosum x

Ramonda myconi

Campanula glomerata

Submitted by Botanica on Fri, 05/24/2013 - 14:00

New flowering

I received new some seed by forumer for my Botanical Garden..(from Hungary !)  ;D ;D ;D

Pulsatilla pratensis 'Nigricans'
Cerastium alpinum ssp lanatum
Ptilotrichum spinosum
Limonium minutum
Talinum paniculatum
Acantholimon glumaceum
Vella spinosa
Scutellaria alpina
Thlapsi coerulescens
Thlapsi densiflorum
Coluteocarpus vesicaria
Talinum calycinum
Physostegia virginiana

Have a good day in the Garden !

Submitted by Botanica on Tue, 06/04/2013 - 14:29

New plants in my garden after the SAJA yearly exchange and sales of young plants

1. dudleya calcicola
2. androsace sarmentosa
3. androsace brigantiaca
4. androsace vitaliana
5. androsace sempervivoides
6. sedum cyaneum
7. ewartia planchonii
8. cerastium alpinum lanatum
9. hieracium maculatum
10. saxifraga stolonifera
11. saxifraga southside seedling
12. saxifraga longifolia
13. campanula wanneri
14. saxifraga grisebachii
15. saxifraga kolenatiana
16. saxifraga hostii rhaetica
17. primula pubescens
18. Haberlea rhodopensis
19. Chiastophyllum oppositifolium
20. trollius yunnanensis
21. dodecatheon jeffreyi
22. mitella yoshinagae
23. campanula grossekii
24. campanula alliariifolia
25. jeffersonia dubia
26. erinus alpinus
27. digitalis davisiana


And the 2013 germination project...

Submitted by RickR on Tue, 06/04/2013 - 21:11

Wonderful pics, Botanica.  The iris and the heavily spotted sax are especially fetching. 

I am wondering about the color tags in the pots at the SAJA plant sale.  Do they designate a set price?
We do that with our not-open-to-the-public plant sale in August. 
Yellow=50 cents

Submitted by Botanica on Tue, 06/04/2013 - 23:32

Hello  RickR,

Thank's for comment about quality of picture  :D

The color tag is (from my memories)

Yellow= 1 €
green/blue= 2 €
orange= 3 €

I sad that i couldn't be with you for your plant do have so many nice and rare species to proposed ?

I hope you could take many photos for me and other members to see this event and nices plants  ;D ;D ...

Submitted by Botanica on Wed, 06/05/2013 - 12:19

Thank you very much Hoy  ;)

I am very proud of my cypri season , because most are flowering but not really all cyps.

I am sure you've many interesting plants and alpines species of course!!!..I am very jaleous on many people in this forum ..
They have many many interesting species  :o ...that i would to have in my little botanic garden in Ardennes .

Some seed provided form some of you in this forum germinate..i hope i could have some good adult plants  ;D

I've other plants in the garden

Paeonia flowering in mass very bigs flowers !

Leontopodium nivale

Some Sarracenia species

Cardiocrinum giganteum (one survived  >:( )

Hello everybody


I am sorry for the long time of silence ..but i have many problem to connect in this forum ...i don't know why but ..many difficulties .

This day , i reply a new test and Wooo i could connect me and find my old post !

I realize this forum is (for me) not so easy to use that SRGC..i was the only one to say (realized) that ...perhaps i have note find the good way ??


What news for my Germination Project...? 

New batch of germination this year with approximative 200 pots this weekend ..the starting of the season !!!



Polemonium pauciflorum (form 2013 seeding)


New collection of saxifraga


 Artemisia umbelliformis (Génépi jaune) (form 2013 seeding)


And many others for next days , i could you proposed !

 For information , i create a FaceBook page for exchange with many people my passion of plants (and Alpines !!)

And in the SRGC forum too ..of course because i am a members cool

Have good days in yours garden ..the climate in France it's very hot ..22°c this week with sun !