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Tim Ingram
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That primula would make a great time lapse film! I've had thoughts of doing this on beds in the garden but so far haven't built up the resolve - it needs a bit of planning. Fern fronds expanding, Jeffersonia coming in and going out of flower (or Sanguinaria); in both cases it is only a few days. With Giant Fennels you can virtually watch the flower spike growing! I'm convincing myself that this would make a good project.

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.  

Mark McD
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Tim wrote:

That primula would make a great time lapse film! I've had thoughts of doing this on beds in the garden but so far haven't built up the resolve - it needs a bit of planning. Fern fronds expanding, Jeffersonia coming in and going out of flower (or Sanguinaria); in both cases it is only a few days. With Giant Fennels you can virtually watch the flower spike growing! I'm convincing myself that this would make a good project.

I have always wanted to do a time lapse photography of Arisaema heterophyllum (the form I grow is a giant, reaches 6' (2 m) to the spathe tip), typically it doesn't emerge until late May or early June, then in the span of 3 weeks it reaches 6 feet!

Thinking about time-lapse photography, in notheastern USA we've had a full week of record breaking mid-summer like warmth, each day to 79-80 F, people going around dressed in shorts and tee shirts.  As if by magic, everything starting popping open; Magnolia soulangiana trees (widely planted here) are in full bloom, as are M. stellata and salicifolia, Forsythia, Cornus mas, Rhododendron mucronulatum, daffodils, and everything else pushing rapid growth.  Suddenly Jeffersonia dubia is in bloom, the plants looking foreshortened and not flowering normally.  Predicted to go down to 19 F (-7 C) tomorrow night, below freezing the following night(s) too; I anticipate the level of freeze damage that will occur with so much soft and advanced spring plant growth.

Mayflower or Trainling Arbutus, Epigaea repens is in bloom, now in New England we must call these Marchflower ;)  Here are a couple photos taken near dusk on my way home from work a couple days ago.  It's a near white form, I did take a photo of a single deeper pink form, but it came out blurry.

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

Hoy
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Mark, white or pink, March or Mayflower; it is a gem!

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Thinking about time-lapse photography, in notheastern USA we've had a full week of record breaking mid-summer like warmth, each day to 79-80 F, people going around dressed in shorts and tee shirts.  As if by magic, everything starting popping open; Magnolia soulangiana trees (widely planted here) are in full bloom, as are M. stellata and salicifolia, Forsythia, Cornus mas, Rhododendron mucronulatum, daffodils, and everything else pushing rapid growth.  Suddenly Jeffersonia dubia is in bloom, the plants looking foreshortened and not flowering normally.  Predicted to go down to 19 F (-7 C) tomorrow night, below freezing the following night(s) too; I anticipate the level of freeze damage that will occur with so much soft and advanced spring plant growth.

Although we have had nice sunny weather we haven't reached that warm temperatures! Neither do we get freezing nights either :)In the eastern part of Norway they have had all time high temperatures in March and my sister in Oslo tells  she'll have flowering daffodils in the garden before Easter for the first time ever!

Mark, are you sure it is an Arisaema and not a bamboo you grow?

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

WimB
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Some plants which are flowering here now in the shade-garden.

Hepatica transsilvanica 'Eisvögel'Hepatica nobilis (white)Hepatica nobilis (blue)Adonis ramosaThalictrum thalictroides 'Amelia'Thalictrum thalictroides 'Big' and Primula 'Cowichan Red'

Forgot a few  :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Hepatica x media 'Blue Jewel'and Thalictrum thalictroides 'Pink Flash'

Wim BoensWingene Belgium zone 8a
Hoy
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Nice stuff, Wim! I'm jealous of your different T thalictroides cultivars. Have tried to establish some here with little success :(

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

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Wim- many nice things in flower there, as always!

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

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Hoy wrote:

Nice stuff, Wim! I'm jealous of your different T thalictroides cultivars. Have tried to establish some here with little success :(

Thanks, Trond. Really weird that the T. thalictroides (Anemonella) doesn't grow at your place....maybe to cold in winter?? Would you like to try again?

cohan wrote:

Wim- many nice things in flower there, as always!

Thanks Cohan!

Wim BoensWingene Belgium zone 8a
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WimB wrote:

Hoy wrote:

Nice stuff, Wim! I'm jealous of your different T thalictroides cultivars. Have tried to establish some here with little success :(

Thanks, Trond. Really weird that the T. thalictroides (Anemonella) doesn't grow at your place....maybe to cold in winter?? Would you like to try again?

Oh yes! I don't think it is the climate actually but slugs and snails. I kill several small gastropods every day - but they are out in the night and they seem to prefere soft garden plants to grass and weeds :( :( Although it is mild it isn't very warm so the plants develop slowly and are prone to attack every night for a long time till they get so big and tough that the slugs loose interest.

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

Lori S.
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WimB wrote:

Thanks, Trond. Really weird that the T. thalictroides (Anemonella) doesn't grow at your place....maybe to cold in winter??

It seems to be hardy here, so not surviving in zone 8 can't be due to any lack of hardiness!  Maybe it drowned, Trond.  ;D

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

Hoy
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Lori wrote:

WimB wrote:

Thanks, Trond. Really weird that the T. thalictroides (Anemonella) doesn't grow at your place....maybe to cold in winter??

It seems to be hardy here, so not surviving in zone 8 can't be due to any lack of hardiness!  Maybe it drowned, Trond.  ;D

I don't know what's the worse - whether it drowned or was munched by slugs :-\

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

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