Photo of the Day 1/15/2016

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RickR
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>>>Beauties, Rick.  Are the silver-foliaged and the green-foliaged ones the same plant in different light?

 

All four pics are of the same species, Antennaria rosea sbsp. confinis, green leaves summer (pic 5 Sept 13), silver leaves winter (pic 14 April 14).

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

Lori S.
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Minuartia (Arenaria) obtusiloba, Kananaskis Country, AB:

    

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

Lori S.
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Hypericum aviculariifolium ssp. uniflorum; seeds wild-collected by M. Pavelka, Dedegol Dag, Turkey, 2500m elevation; easy, warm germinator:

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

Lori S.
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Rhododendron mucronulatum 'Crater's Edge'  - my last surviving Rhodo (of only very few, and long ago) though some of the more skilled alpine gardeners here have surprising success with them!

    

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

RickR
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Crater's Edge is a favorite with a Rhododendron breeder here.  It seems to be more tolerant of our Minnesota climate, with superb bloom and compactness.

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

Lori S.
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An excellent plant, to be sure.

Here's a delightful, hardy Turkish Salvia for the rock garden, Salvia blepharochlaena

  

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

Lori S.
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With spring around the corner... well, we can hope... here are Anticlea (Zigadenus) elegans, Muscari armeniacum, Hieracium villosum and others.

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

paulhschneider
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Lori, Wow, that is a gorgeous combo. Interesting foliage adds soooo much to a garden!!

RickR
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Hieracium lanatum and H. villosum

          

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

paulhschneider
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Rick, very nice. I assume yellow flowers? Did you grow them from Seedex seed?? Didn't realize the genus had several species. Hortus Third lists 21 species. I have an order in to  Quackin' Grass Nursery in CT for H. maculatum 'Leopard' & H. pilosella (aka Mouse Ear). 

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