Deepest Wyoming

17 posts / 0 new
Last post
Kelaidis
Kelaidis's picture
Title: Member
Joined: 2010-02-03

Wowee Zowee, John~! That white bitteroot is STUNNING! How about sharing a bit of seed.

My dry garden is full of pink ones that are beginning to self sow: they can use company!

For every minion of the peaks there are a dozen steppe children growing in the dry Continental heart of all hemispheres still unknown to horticulture.

HughGmail
Title: Moderator
Joined: 2009-07-08

John - yes indeed, the white is stunning - since I will see you in Reno in a few weeks, I would not mind being a mule for transport of a few seeds to Panayoti.  Of course there would be a carrying charge of a few seeds  :) - My stubby little Lewisia nevadensis would love the company!

Hugh Mac Millan
Former NARGS Web Master, Moderator
Eriogonum enthusiast
Zone 5+- - Front Range, Colorado (Denver area)

Weiser
Title: Member
Joined: 2009-12-04

I went for a walk in the foothills to day. About 6000' elevation and came across a dry meadow dotted with hundreds  of Lewisia  rediviva var. minor in bloom. I took some shots of the bigger clusters of plants and flowers. Thought you may enjoy seeing them in habitat

From the High Desert Steppe
of the Great Basin and the Eastern
Escarpment of the Sierra Nevada Range
Located in Reno/Sparks,NV  zone 6-7
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sierrarainshadow/
John P Weiser

Mark McD
Title: Moderator
Joined: 2009-12-14

Weiser wrote:

I went for a walk in the foothills to day. About 6000' elevation and came across a dry meadow dotted with hundreds  of Lewisia  rediviva var. minor in bloom. I took some shots of the bigger clusters of plants and flowers. Thought you may enjoy seeing them in habitat

Fantastic John, thanks for showing those delectables.  Is the ground there as hardscrabble as it looks?  Just look at all those buds on the last one :o

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
antennaria at aol.com
 

Hoy
Hoy's picture
Title: Member
Joined: 2009-12-15

I wouldn't mind taking a walk there either!

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

Weiser
Title: Member
Joined: 2009-12-04

Yes I guess hard scrabble would be accurate. A lot of sharp volcanic stone from pea size to football size. All locked together with a sandy/clay substrate. It is dry right now and will continue to dry even more through out the Summer, but in the early spring it is sticky.

From the High Desert Steppe
of the Great Basin and the Eastern
Escarpment of the Sierra Nevada Range
Located in Reno/Sparks,NV  zone 6-7
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sierrarainshadow/
John P Weiser

Pages

Log in or register to post comments