Re: Image of the day - 2013

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bulborum
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Well here some salmon seals which grow in Holland in the dunes
Polygonatum odoratum var odoratum RBGG Dunes Noordwijk
These differs from the more known Polygonatum odoratum var japonicum by having much bigger flowers and berries.
Also the perfume is much stronger
Of-course the names aren't legitimate
but I don't agree with the simple name for both as Polygonatum odoratum
there are to many differences
and they don't exist in an area over 10.000 km

Roland

Editor note: NB. Just adding "Solomon's seal" to allow searching on the common name for Polygonatum.

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Re: Mentzelia- the species on the Alplains list right now doesn't have quite the fancy flowers of the big boys, but is still very nice, and at 9cm tall, well within rock garden size!
http://www.alplains.com/images/MentzelInvolu.JPG

Brian, I think you should consider a special thread for your habitat photos- it would be a great resource for the forum for folks to be able to find all/many of your shots in one place- maybe in plant travels, or desert alpines, wherever they seem to you to fit...
The Stanleya is interesting, I've only seen S pinnata..
http://www.alplains.com/images/StanleyPinn.jpg

Roland, nice Polygonatums, I guess these are growing in your nursery?

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bulborum
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Yes Cohen
I found some nice selections

Roland

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Hepatica  jap asahizuru
Hepatica japonica white
Hepatica nobilis blue with blue anthers.
Hepatica transsilvanica Mrs Elison Spence.

Michael J Campbell in Shannon, County Clare, Ireland

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Lewisias, alpines ,South African bulbs
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Beautiful Michael, and cracking images too. Same goes for the daffs.

David Nicholson
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Hoy
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Brian, beautiful plants everyone of them!

Michael, yours too! Hepatica is one of my favorite genera but I have not started to grow any of the more special ones.

Roland, your Polygonatum is very different from those growing here. Yours have a lot more flowers as you can see, here is the common wild form here:

Trond
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Really interesting to see Stanleya tomentosa. This is mentioned by Dwight Ripley in one of his fascinating articles in the AGS Bulletin some 60 years ago, which bring parts of the US flora to life for the reader. I would agree with Cohan about a special thread for those photos - great to see for a gardener from a little island off the coast of Europe!

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I garden in a relatively hot and dry region (for the UK!), with an annual rainfall of around 25", winter lows of -10°C and summer highs of 30°C.
 

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Hoy

That's one of the reasons that I don't agree
that all P. odoratum's are the same

Roland

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Anne Spiegel
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Brian, your pictures are wonderful, but I especially like the combination of Lewisia rediviva with the black shale mulch.

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bulborum wrote:

Hoy

That's one of the reasons that I don't agree
that all P. odoratum's are the same

Roland

D'accord!

Trond
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