What do you see on your garden walks 2014?

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Weiser
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Hoy  Polemonium Confertum is one of the high elevation species found in the central Rocky Mountains. It grows at altitudes ranging from 9,000'  - 12,000'. At these high elevations it reaches around 6" tall. In my 4,500' elevation garden it will get 8-10" tall. 

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
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John P Weiser

Lori S.
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Joined: 2009-10-27

Wonderful photos, John!  Polemonium confertum used to put on a good show for me but is down to a couple of sprigs that I keep hoping will revive!

 

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

Lori S.
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Joined: 2009-10-27

Hoy wrote:

I have built a new rocky place in my garden where I will try cacti. I have planted some already. They have been there for about a month and looks good so far.

The place is not finished yet.

 

For the first time in my garden: Calanthe discolor in flower! It survived last winter but that was actually no match except for the wind and rain.

Wow, that rock garden is looking great, Trond!  

The orchid is amazing.   Admittedly, I know nothing about orchids - to me, it looks like something that should be too tender even for your zone 8-ish!

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

Lori S.
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Joined: 2009-10-27

Corydalis solida 'George Baker':

I had also bought one 'Beth Evans' (pink) but they all seem to have turned out to look the same, as above.

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

Cockcroft
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Joined: 2010-01-27

The meconopsis are starting to bloom.  Meconopsis delavayi and one of the fertile blue group.

Meconopsis delavayi   Meconpsis   

Claire Cockcroft
Bellevue, Washington Zone 7-8

Hoy
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Weiser wrote:

Hoy  Polemonium Confertum is one of the high elevation species found in the central Rocky Mountains. It grows at altitudes ranging from 9,000'  - 12,000'. At these high elevations it reaches around 6" tall. In my 4,500' elevation garden it will get 8-10" tall. 

Thanks John!

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

Hoy
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Lori S. wrote:

Wow, that rock garden is looking great, Trond!  

The orchid is amazing.   Admittedly, I know nothing about orchids - to me, it looks like something that should be too tender even for your zone 8-ish!

It survived last winter which was very mild, and it remains to see whether it will take a serious winter!

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

tropicalgirl251...
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Joined: 2009-10-08

Hi everyone

I am following the active forum everyday and enjoying all the garden pictures.In saskatoon the weather is still very cold with snow on and off.The plants are just poking out.I have some pictures  from my garden. They are not that great compared to others.

krish

the first picture is Aquilegia jonesii .The small plant is in a trough ,survived 2 winters. Last year it had three flowers. I tranplanted another seedling  closer to this one and that is also coming up.

The second one is Bulbocodium vernum. They are a week late this year .

Third one is Erythronium sibericum  I got as a small bulb two years ago from Frazers. It is still small. The reason being that I have transplanted it to the new place since It was suffering in its old site.It looks Ok now. Hope it multiplies .

Krish

Saskatoon,SK,Canada
Zone 3a
one of the sunniest cities in Canada.
Temperature range +30C to -38C.
average annual precipitation 347.2mm.

tropicalgirl251...
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Here is the Erythronium sibericum

Editor's note:  Hi, Krish.  Thanks for trying again!  You will get it with a little practice.  

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Krish

Saskatoon,SK,Canada
Zone 3a
one of the sunniest cities in Canada.
Temperature range +30C to -38C.
average annual precipitation 347.2mm.

Lori S.
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Joined: 2009-10-27

Great to hear that spring has sprung there, Krish!  It started snowing last night and has continued all day here!

Looks like your erythronium photo didn't get uploaded - please try again.  You can just go to your posting and click the "Edit"  box at the bottom to upload the photo from your computer, then "Insert" it into your message.  You'll get the hang of it!   :-)

 

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

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