Alpines, 2015

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Lori S.
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Oh, darn.  I'm glad our backyard is fenced!

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

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Lovely set of pictures Lori and also a most valuable resource for anyone like me who is a inveterate note keeper of the "Ooo that one looks nice I must look out for one of those" variety. Wish more of the Forum members would post pictures of their plants! 

David Nicholson in Devon, UK  Zone 9b

Lori S.
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Thanks, David.  I do the same and I agree - more activity here would be great.

Androsace incana; Gentiana verna; Draba ventosa in seed:

    

Unknown Draba also in seed; Pulsatilla campanella; Erigeron compositus (unknown var.):

    

The colour range endpoints in my Pulsatilla vulgaris population, lightest and darkest: 

     

Rheum rhizostachyum in bloom (much more colourful later when the seed heads turn red); Erigeron trifidus(?):

     

Draba rigida:

 

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

Lori S.
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Polemonium pulcherrimum; Dracocephalum paulsenii; Alyssum sp. ex. Tahtali Dag, Turkey (Holubec collection):

    

Draba tomentosa; tiny self-sown seedling of Myosotis decumbens and one of Aethionema saxatilis var. oreophila:

    

First bloom on Ranunculus alpestris, bought from a local expert grower in 2012;seedling of Pulsatilla albana var. lutea from 2012; Phlox condensata:

    

Phlox multiflora; Potentilla hyparctica 'Compacta'; Gentiana verna, when the sun goes around and the flowers close:

    

Campanula sp. seedling from last year - one of that confusing group of Turkish ones!; Erigeron nematophyllus; Saxifraga 'Athena':

    

Saxifraga 'Delia'; Primula yuparensis in bud; the earliest Primula scotica are blooming: 

    

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

Lori S.
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Close-up of Dracocephalum paulsenii:

Euphorbia capitulata, surprisingly fragrant, though looking a little rattier this spring, perhaps, than in previous ones:

  

 

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

Lori S.
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Erigeron trifidus(?); Gentiana verna, still blooming nicely; Erigeron montanensis:

    

Rheum delavayi; Potentilla nivea Mt. Kirigishi form; Pulsatilla vulgaris 'Pearl Bells', now in seed:

    

Penstemon spathulatus

    

Geum alpinum 'Beech House Apricot'; Aethionema saxatilis var. oreophila; Potentilla uniflora:

    

Matthiola trojana; Edraianthus niveus; Anthyllis vulneraria var. coccineus, starting to bloom:

    

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

Lori S.
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Lupinius lepidus var. utahensis; Eritrichium pauciflorum ssp. sajanense; Myosotis decumbens: 

    

Bergenia cordifolia; Potentilla porphyrantha; Woodsia obtusa: 

    

Potentilla rupestris 'Pygmaea'; Erigeron linearis; Polemonium boreale 'San Juan Skies':

    

Erigeron nematophyllus; Aubrieta canescens:

  

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

Lori S.
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By the way, I revised the title of this thread from "Alpines in Spring, 2015" to simply "Alpines, 2015".  What we consider spring up here may well be edging into summer further south! 

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

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