Miscellaneous spring bulbs 2012

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externmed
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Mark,
Re rampaging grasses, I haven't had the courage yet myself, but you might try one of the grass killers that is sold to be used "over the top" of other plants.
Even Round-Up seems to kill grass better than most plants.  Doesn't touch Veronica "Georgia Blue" and I've deliberately hit it 4 times.

Otherwise you might focus Round - Up on tufts of grass and hope it translocates.

Charles Swanson MA USA

NE Massachusetts (New England) USA  zone 6 (5B to 6B)

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Mark McD
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Charles, I'm with you, I don't have the courage to try chemicals like that. 

The grasses are so intertwined with the plants, it seems hard to believe that a dousing of some chemical wouldn't also risk damaging the plants.  I think I'm going to use this unfortunate infiltration of grasses as motivation to revamp parts of the garden.  In year 2000, I did exactly that to my main "Allium garden", totally redid it after it was claimed by blackberries, tree seedlings and such, all due to neglect; available time perpetually denied by a demanding job and ridiculous daily commute that steals away my life.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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WimB
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Some spring-bulbs in flower over here:

Corydalis solida 'Frodo'
Erythronium dens-canis 'Pink Perfection'
Narcissus 'Jetfire'
Narcissus 'Toby the First'
Corydalis solida 'Falls of Nimrodel'
Erythronium dens-canis 'Old Aberdeen'
Erythronium dens-canis 'Charmer'
Erythronium oregonum subsp. leucandrum
Hyacinthoides italica

Wim Boens
Wingene Belgium zone 8a

Hoy
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Corydalis solida and other woodland Corydalis species are among my favorites.
Here are some colour forms of C solida:

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

cohan
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Love Corys :)
Wim- the leaves alone on those Erythroniums are fantastic!

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

Mark McD
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Spring is nearly passing me by, just no time with my ridiculous work schedule, so I'm late in responding to topics on the forum.

Wim, I am certainly charmed by Erythronium dens-canis 'Charmer', the genus overall is such a wonderful one full of the most elegant bulbous plants ever, yet, aside from my utterly non-blooming running E. americanum, I don't have any of these beauties in my garden, something I need to remedy.  Also, I really like Corydalis solida 'Nimrodel', unusual to have a pale face to the deep color blooms.

Trond, nice variety to your Corydalis solida forms.

Here's one that I grow in full sun, where it has slowly built up into a large clump, Leucojum aestivum. I like that it blooms much later than snowdrops and L. vernum.  It's tall too, so makes an impression in the garden.  I didn't include an overall view of the plant, as the area is a weedy mess still awaiting spring cleanup :rolleyes:

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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bulborum
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McDonough wrote:

I didn't include an overall view of the plant, as the area is a weedy mess still awaiting spring cleanup :rolleyes:

Mark

Sounds as our garden after the plant-shows  ;D

R

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Hoy
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McDonough wrote:

Spring is nearly passing me by, just no time with my ridiculous work schedule, so I'm late in responding to topics on the forum.

Here's one that I grow in full sun, where it has slowly built up into a large clump, Leucojum aestivum. I like that it blooms much later than snowdrops and L. vernum.  It's tall too, so makes an impression in the garden.  I didn't include an overall view of the plant, as the area is a weedy mess still awaiting spring cleanup :rolleyes:

Spring is definitely not over yet, not here anyway, as we have half a year spring, 1 day summer, half a year fall and a week of winter ;D

A weedy mess?! What's that! Sounds very familiar though ;D ;D
The L aestivum is still only budding here.

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

Lori S.
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Does this qualify as a "bulb lawn"?

       

P.S. Apologies to anyone who may be horrified by the proliferation of Scilla siberica and Puschkinia in these photos, but I have to admit that this was the goal of planting many hundreds of bulbs in the past.  :)

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

Hoy
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Lori wrote:

Does this qualify as a "bulb lawn"?

P.S. Apologies to anyone who may be horrified by the proliferation of Scilla siberica and Puschkinia in these photos, but I have to admit that this was the goal of planting many hundreds of bulbs in the past.  :)

Where is the grass?  ;)

Nobody can be horrified of this!

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

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