The rock garden on May 14

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Merlin
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The rock garden on May 14

I was able to get out in my rock garden and take some pictures of what's in bloom (and not in bloom) today. For the most part things are way behind normal for this time of year due to the unusually cool wet spring. Here is a link to my photo page for today's pictures

http://imageevent.com/teita/rgmay132011

Jim Hatchett

Mark McD
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Joined: 2009-12-14

Hi Jim, your link wasn't working, it had an FTP address (you might have clicked on the "Insert FTP Link" icon instead of the "Insert Hyperlink" icon), but I was able to find your album and fix the link  :)

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

RickR
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Joined: 2009-09-21

Very nice stuff, Jim.  I hadn't realized how BIG that Trifolium is!  And wonderful color!

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

Anne Spiegel
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Joined: 2010-01-26

Great pictures, Jim.  What a marvelous Phlox bryoides!  My Trifolium owyheense is in bloom also.  It was protected this winter from the antlered rats and is repaying with wonderful flowers - it's such a gorgeous thing.  For something that has such a limited range in nature it seems to be surprisingly adaptable.  I think it would be quite difficulkt to replicate the conditions in which it actually grows.

Lori S.
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Joined: 2009-10-27

Wow, great stuff, Jim!

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

Mark McD
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Joined: 2009-12-14

Jim, the Cyprepedium pubescens v. parviflorum clump is outstanding... sad that it is becoming rare in Idaho.  I have two clumps of this in flower now, one almost as large as what you show, a fantastic and dependable native orchid and relatively easy to grow.

The Trifolium owyheense is also outstanding, I'm a true believer in the many superb alpine and dryland clovers, after experiencing first hand just how choice T. macrocephalum is, with huge melon orange heads of bloom over minimal foliage, growing in dry rocky soil at approximately 5000-6000' in the Wenatchee Mountains, Washington.http://nargs.org/smf/index.php?topic=74.0

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

Boland
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Impressive Jim....interesting you have Phlox bryoides in bloom..me too, yet my Cypripedium is barely breaking the soil surface!

Todd Boland St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada Zone 5b 1800 mm precipitation per year

Hoy
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I like your stony rock garden, Jim!

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

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