What do you see on your garden walks 2014?

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Fermi
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We'll be looking forward to the bounty which will burst out of the soil in your garden when the snow eventually leaves, Markcheeky

In our garden there are sporadic splashes of color provided by bulbs such as Cyclamen graecum and Colchicums and Amaryllis belladonna cultivars,

cheers

fermi

Cyclamen graecum
Colchicum cilicium - pale pink form
white belladonna lilies

Fermi de Sousa,
Central Victoria, Australia
Min: -7C, Max: +40C

RickR
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Still mostly a foot of snow left here,but (unusual for us) the ground underneath has already thawed. So I expect a quick melt down, once warm weather comes.... if it ever does!

 

Nice cardamine, Trond.  Unfortunately, I haven't gotten any results from the cardamine seed (different species) you sent me.  They were certainly healthy seed.  I am thinking this winter will be extra favorable for ephemerals here.  If get a chance, I will try to hand pollinate the wild Cardamine laciniata and see if that makes a difference.

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

Lori S.
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Thanks, Trond!  

Both of your gardens are looking spectacular, Fermi and Ron - though reflecting opposite seasons.  It's so nice to have participants from the southern hemisphere to enliven this site through "our" winter. 

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

Longma
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Hoy wrote:

 

Ron, here Cardamine glanduligera grows at the same conditions as Anemone nemorosa and that clan.

 

I found Cardamine heterophylla at a plant fair yesterday, ( unfortunately no C. glanduligera ), so I'll be giving them a try Trond. Thanks for the pointers.

Surely Spring must come soon for you Mark ?

53.69° N, Dedicated to West Coast Fritillaria, plus three other members of the subgenus Liliorhiza. I grow other Genera, as time permits !

Hoy
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Mark, you'll soon catch up when the warm weather you usually have returns!

Fermi, nice autumn flowering bulbs!

Rick, sorry for the un-germinating seeds. When thinking of it I seldom find seedlings; the only exception is C, heptaphylla of which I find a few each year. Also the native C. pratensis self seed of course (it is a weed!). The last one easily grows from leaf cuttings too.

Ron, I have not tried C. heterophylla but several others. If you come across others like pentaphyllos, heptaphylla, enneaphyllos, waldsteinii, try them!

   

 

Enneaphyllos is the earliest one. It is already done for the year.

 

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

Longma
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Thanks for the recommendations Trond. I'll certainly keep an eye out for them, yes

Euphorbia x martini is brightening up a shady corner nicely here.

          

53.69° N, Dedicated to West Coast Fritillaria, plus three other members of the subgenus Liliorhiza. I grow other Genera, as time permits !

Cockcroft
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Warm weather in the last week brought out lots of spring flowers.  Hellebores are just past peak, trilliums are hitting their stride, and the first erythroniums are showing color.  Primulas and other early bulbs brighten up the whole garden.

The picotee hellebore came from JJ Flintoff years ago, before hellebores became the rage.  Trillium kurabayashii has taken over large sections of the front garden.  Pseudotrillium rivale comes in various color forms: 'Purple Heart', white, pink, pink spots, and a tiny one nicknamed 'Bird's Beak' by Betty Lowry.  Erythronium americanum is always the first to flower.

A nice picotee from JJ Flintoff   Trillium kurabayashii      Pseudotrillium rivale 'Purple Heart' 

  Pseudotrillium rivale   Pseudotrillium rivale   Pseudotrillium rivale

Pseudotrillium rivale 'Bird's Beak'   Trillium ovatum   Erythronium americanum

 

Claire Cockcroft
Bellevue, Washington Zone 7-8

Longma
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Wonderful plants Claire. What a lovely collection you have.

Thank you for pointing out that Trillium rivale should now be Pseudotrillium rivale. I had missed that 2012 change.

So nice to see Erythronium americanum leading the way again.

53.69° N, Dedicated to West Coast Fritillaria, plus three other members of the subgenus Liliorhiza. I grow other Genera, as time permits !

Longma
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From Afghanistan, Iris bucharica.

                    

53.69° N, Dedicated to West Coast Fritillaria, plus three other members of the subgenus Liliorhiza. I grow other Genera, as time permits !

Tingley
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Claire, you have a wonderful collection of Trilliums (including Pseudotrillium). It was interesting to see one of your Pseudotrillium rivale with four petals.... I wonder if this is just an oddball flower, or if the trait would appear more regularly in seedlings from that bloom?

Southwest Nova Scotia, zone 6b or thereabouts

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