New Zealand Alpine Flora

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Hoy
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Joined: 2009-12-15

Hi Dave,

I am glad it isn't that hard to persuade you!

 

Although the landscape isn't that much different from Norway, the flora is. Especially do we lack cushion and mat forming plants.

Geum uniflorum looks very pristine! And the Celmisias are very nice as always.

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

Mark McD
Title: Moderator
Joined: 2009-12-14

Thanks Dave for creating this journal of amazing plants and fantastic landscapes.  I've been quiet on the forum, out of last 5 weeks had been traveling 3 weeks at 3 different locations, sadly all work stuff and nothing to do with plants, then of course the huge backlogs pile up by the time I get back; counting the months and days until I reach the possibility of early retirement.

In your more recent posts, I'm astounded by Gaultheria nubicola, Myosotis pulvinaris, the unidentified Chionohebe, and many other pulvinate NZ plants, the flora is fascinating.  Was particularly taken with Celmisia sessiliflora, the foliage is a bit "corkscrewy", never seen anything quite like that.  And what a sweet little daisy, Brachycome longiscapa.

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

Toole
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Mark McD wrote:

Thanks Dave for creating this journal of amazing plants and fantastic landscapes.  I've been quiet on the forum, out of last 5 weeks had been traveling 3 weeks at 3 different locations, sadly all work stuff and nothing to do with plants, then of course the huge backlogs pile up by the time I get back; counting the months and days until I reach the possibility of early retirement.

In your more recent posts, I'm astounded by Gaultheria nubicola, Myosotis pulvinaris, the unidentified Chionohebe, and many other pulvinate NZ plants, the flora is fascinating.  Was particularly taken with Celmisia sessiliflora, the foliage is a bit "corkscrewy", never seen anything quite like that.  And what a sweet little daisy, Brachycome longiscapa.

Thanks for those kind words Mark .Of course it's just not me that has posted to this thread .I've been privileged to accompany some wonderful friends over the years,(far more knowledgeable than me ), such as David Lyttle ,Steve Newall and Stewart Murray and I applaud their contributions ,Some times I wonder if it's all getting a bit too familiar ,(boring ), for folks, then I look at the stats for the number of viewings and currently at over 200,000 and increasing it's reassuring to know there is still quite a lot of interest.yes

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

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