What do you see on your garden walk, 2016?

Submitted by Cockcroft on Fri, 05/20/2016 - 20:42

The dactylorhizas are beginning to bloom.  It's fascinating to see the variations.  All are hybrids that started from D. fuchsii, maculata, and majalis.




Submitted by Cockcroft on Fri, 05/20/2016 - 20:45

Cypripedium parviflorum flowered for the first time.  It is "caged" to keep it away from rabbits and squirrels -- too precious!

Submitted by RickR on Mon, 05/23/2016 - 08:21

Wonderful stuff, Claire.  I didn't realize there were any Cypripediums with such a large leaf subtending the flower!  Interesting, but quite a distraction for the flower itself.  I just love all the twists in the sepals!

Submitted by HeLP on Mon, 05/30/2016 - 16:05

OK I will attempt to contribute.

Glaucidium palmatum f. album


Erigeron compositus 'Railroad Ridge'


Androsace villosa

Polygala chaemebuxus

Submitted by HeLP on Thu, 06/02/2016 - 12:39

A few more from the gardens

Arisaema erubescens

Arisaema tiwanense

Arum italicum

Primula 'Francesca'

Trillium grandiflorum multiplex

Submitted by HeLP on Mon, 06/20/2016 - 09:19

Too hot to play outside so I bore you with some more garden observations

C. Kentuckiense



Submitted by HeLP on Mon, 06/20/2016 - 09:26

and a few more

Planted as T.Parryi but obviously not

Townsendia sp-planted as parryi but obviously not

Submitted by Novak on Sun, 12/18/2016 - 10:36

After a freezing rain....

Nassella tenuissima


Yucca nana. The odd curls are the fibers that peel off the edges of yucca leaves, now coated with ice.