In this extended period of warm, spring-like weather, plants are emerging (and some are blooming) a couple of weeks or more earlier than last year, which was an early spring itself.
Seedlings started last year of Thlaspi zaffranii, an endemic from the island of Crete, are looking fine after the winter:
Unknown yellow-flowered Draba in bud:
Buds on Townsendia nuttallii, Douglasia montana and on Saxifraga 'Allendale Charm':
Some recently-emerged growth on Primula algida; a native dandelion, Taraxacum species, from the local high alpine zone (new foliage actually started on this one some weeks ago); Callianthemum aff. kernerianum:
Plantago nivalis, Oxytropis campanulata and Oxytropis multiceps:
It's hard to understand, but as usual this early in the spring, you are ahead of me in Minnesota. And we are having all time record-breaking warm temps, too.
Thlaspi zaffranii, an endemic from the island of Crete
The "endemic to Crete" had kicked that seed of my first choice list for the seed ex. I am very surprised (and happy) it has survived at least one winter for you in Alberta. But perhaps I'll get the seed anyway, since it went to my second choices.
That's a real cutie, Lori!
I have not been on the forum for a while but all the things flowering in the garden has reinvigorated me. As usual, it is inspiring to see all the great species people are able to be so successful with. i put together a little album of the plants in the rock garden the last few days, hope you like it though i have not gotten around to labeling everything yet just lazy i guess.
That's a lot of stuff! Really nice pics, and really nice plants!
I assumed all Aquilegia formosa looked like this that I grew from wild collected Alaska seed:
I also see you have Lewisia rediviva flowering with and without leaves in different pics. Tell me about that. Are they different provenances?
Wow, Jim, you've got a lot in flower already!