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Re: Ribes

Submitted by RickR on Fri, 01/06/2012 - 14:22

Moderator note:
I have moved this discussion from Image of the Day - 2012 to its own heading.

I haven't found any photos here that wouldn't be "likeable". :D Of course, some do have more of a "wow" factor. Still, as one may or may have noticed, I take a lot of photos that don't necessarily show off the flower (or even have flowers at all). For me, they are often actually more likeable and/or useful. And, you all get the pleasure of seeing them whether you like it or not! ;D ;D

Smaller rhodos

Submitted by Hoy on Wed, 04/27/2011 - 14:05

This is a nice acquaintance - Rh pentaphyllum (I am not quite sure of that name). Anyway it tolerates hard frost and is better when the winter is dry and cold than when it is wet and mild.


Submitted by Howey on Sun, 03/27/2011 - 05:50

Hello again: Guess Todd might help me with this topic as Newfoundland is Kalmia, as well as dwarf Willow, country. This is a shrub I have always admired and, yes, wanted to grow in my garden despite the fact that my soil is less than ideal for it. Guess I could buy a shrub but don't really like to give up on seeds until I've tried to get what I want that way. Well, this spring there are 6 pots with seeds planted over the last few years in my very cold, sunny back porch with nary a speck of green in them.

Shrubby Hypericum - starting with H. frondosum

Submitted by Mark McD on Sun, 03/20/2011 - 21:54

I was initiated into the wonderful world or native Hypericum species, many being rather ornamental small shrubby plants, some with attractive peeling back, by George Newman of Bedford, New Hampshire. These are first class shrubs that are somewhat neglected in horticulture, but should be grown more often. One of the very best is H. frondosum, and Eastern/Southeastern USA species, often seen in the cultivar 'Sunburst':

not rockgarden Salix/Willows

Submitted by cohan on Thu, 02/24/2011 - 14:17

We were talking about fall fruiting Salix the other day; yesterday I went out into the area just beyond my acreage, on my uncle's farm; there is a large wetland area of grasses, sedges and mixed open brush/woodland (in every gradation and combination) which snakes its way in patches and stretches between more mesic mixed/coniferious woods..