Lori, your garden must be a heaven! Lots of exciting plants.
Some more from the last days -we are leaving today after 8 marvelous days!
Pedicularis dasyantha Polemonium boreale
Ranunculis nivalis Salix polaris
Saxifraga cespitosa x2
Saxifraga oppositifolia x2
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!
Last for now.
Saxifraga hirculus Saxifraga platysepala
Silene acaulis Silene involucrata furcata
Silene uralensis arctica Taraxacum arcticum
Stellaria humifusa x2
Trond, great photos and exceptional plants, looks like you timed your trip to Svalbard just right to see so many plants in perfect bloom. I'm particularly taken with Silene involucrata furcata, S. uralensis arctica, and Taraxacum arcticum. On the domes of Silene acaulis, what direction is the flowering half facing, south?
Lori, that Gentiana parryi looks as nice as many of the European and Asiatic gentians, very choice.
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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Trond- great to see the plants from that wonderful place- I was going to say I can't even pick a favourite to comment on, but that was before I saw the Taraxacum ;)
The Draba was extra nice, too.
I grew Polemonium boreale from seed last year, and this low plant is what I was expecting, but it is flowering this year, and the form is very different- probably 40cm tall in a narrow upright shape (until heavy rains recently, now they have flopped over) ..will need to be moved out of the rock garden :( though still very pretty! Either a different species or different form. Google searches show a P boreale 'Heavenly Lights' or something like that, which seems more like my plant ..
Lori- that wasn't the colour I was expecting for the C rhexifolia! but this is more different from the scarlet miniatas you have.
The Lactuca is looking very cool.
west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/