Trillium 2011

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RickR
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Wonderful trilliums, Wim!

In Minnesota, native Trillium nivale begins blooming before any other wild spring ephemeral is up at all, let alone blooming or even in bud.  Even the Hepatica is still asleep.  The only exception might be our wild Pulsatilla patens, which would just be emerging.  As you would expect because the the cold temps, Trillium nivale is in bloom for a very long time, and ends about the same time as when the native Hepatica acutiloba bloom ends.

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

Toole
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Very nice Wim ,James and Rick.

Spent last saturday dividing a number of clumps in the garden and restocking the
Trillium shade house.

Yesterday applied pine needles/leaf mould to the eastern beds.

Cheers Dave.

Invercargill
Bottom of the South Island New Zealand
Zone 8 maritime climate
1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a.
Nil snow cover

RickR
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Dave, nice stuff there.  And that screenhouse is a nice touch to keep rodents out of your pots, a prevent birds from stealing the labels!

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

Hoy
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Dave, I like your garden! What a place to explore ;D ;D

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

AmyO
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Hoy....Here's a link to Bill Cullina's instruction on growing Trillium from seed. Good luck!
http://www.williamcullina.com/files/Download/Trillium%20Seed%20Propagati...

Amy Olmsted
Hubbardton, VT, Zone 4

Hoy
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AmyO wrote:

Hoy....Here's a link to Bill Cullina's instruction on growing Trillium from seed. Good luck!
http://www.williamcullina.com/files/Download/Trillium%20Seed%20Propagati...

Thanks Amy. Now the next step is to obtain some seed!

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

Toole
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RickR wrote:

Dave, nice stuff there.  And that screenhouse is a nice touch to keep rodents out of your pots, a prevent birds from stealing the labels!

Hoy wrote:

Dave, I like your garden! What a place to explore ;D ;D

Thanks Rick ,Hoy

Although our property is an acre in size most of it is protected bush ,with a little 'cleared ' around the house for small lawns and 'domestic' planting.

The shade house is just somewhere where i can place surplus potted Trillium plants ,(about 300 in total currently) and also T. seedpots.
Never had problems with rodents in respect of pots,(although i actively trap possums and poisen for rats ,both introduced, to aid the native bird/wildlife---however backing onto a larger forested public reserve, it's not a battle i'm winning . :(

Cheers Dave.

Invercargill
Bottom of the South Island New Zealand
Zone 8 maritime climate
1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a.
Nil snow cover

Hoy
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Dave, Are you allowed to walk in the protected bushland?

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

Toole
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Yes there are walkways in the larger reserve ,(also protected),which is frequented regularly by the public and their pets,(dogs), Hoy.Hence i think the officials reluctance in ongoing pest control......

The gravel paths there undulate over ancient sandhills and it's where i used to train ,a few years ago, for marathons and mountain running ,(when i had youth on my side and a different body shape --lol ;  :o  :o ;)

We also have paths in our little patch and i've recently extended a path down into a small gorge of the creek that borders our southern boundary ,to allow better access in viewing glow worms at night.

Cheers Dave

Invercargill
Bottom of the South Island New Zealand
Zone 8 maritime climate
1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a.
Nil snow cover

Hoy
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Seems to be a nice place to live, Dave!

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

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